ROME, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- An Itallian radio program has launched a campaign to for the bicycle to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016.
Caterpillar, a popular program on Italy's Rai Radio 2, is collecting signatures for an online petition as part of their "Bike the Nobel" campaign to nominate the bicycle for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The station believes that the bicycle should be rewarded for it's role as a peaceful means of transportation and cited its use by liberation and resistance movements throughout the world.
"The bicycle is an instrument of peace," a post on the show's blog read. "It's the most democratic tool of transport for all mankind it does not cause wars and pollution, it decreases car accidents."
A symbolic relay is planned for Feb. 2016 in Oslo to deliver the bike's candidacy.