This weekend Vienna celebrates its bicycles. In 2011 there were 11,061 people riding their bikes through the city on an average working day. The city of Vienna is working hard to extend the net of bicycle lanes. Currently there are 1,206 kilometres of bicycle lanes in the city. And the more people ride their bikes the better the quality of life.
Today is the official International Women’s Day! It was originally founded in times of the first world war to fight for women’s rights and especially for their right to vote.
It was first suggested by the German socialist Clara Zetkin in 1910 to create such an international day after the women’s movement in the US had initiated a successful day of protests for women’s rights in 1909. The first international women’s day was celebrated on March 19th in 1911 in Denmark, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Switzerland.