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Italian radio station nominates the bicycle for the Nobel Peace Prize

By Daniel Uria
Italian radio station nominates the bicycle for the Nobel Peace Prize
Italian radio station Rai Radio 2 has launched the "Bike the Nobel" campaign in order to collect signatures to nominate the bicycle for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Rai Radio 2/Caterpillar blog

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.

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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.

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