As per Centre’s advisory, three market streets in Bengaluru had to be selected for pedestrianisation, to ensure social distancing during COVID. While this has not yet happened, several organisations have come together to campaign for the cause.
About 26,000 cyclists were killed on Indian roads between 2011 and 2015. To make roads safe for cyclists, bicycle lane projects worth crores had been announced in Bengaluru. But what happened to these projects?
In 2014, the state government registered the BSRCL as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the Suburban Railways project. Now the CM has announced another SPV, to be set up within a month to help speed up the project. What’s really happening?
Make the planning authorities and commuters confident about using cycles. Introduce cycle lanes, stands, rentals etc. Make the road free of traffic in a non-polluting way – this is the aim of the campaign.