Cycle rental service launched in Sanjay Nagar

After launching 'Walk to School' programme, now Sanjay Nagar has climbed one more step, by enabling cycling infrastructure and rental service.

The Bengaluru In-charge Minister K J George launched the cycle stands and cycle sharing rental services in Sanjay Nagar on Saturday February 17, 2018. BBMP commissioner Manjunath Prasad, Corporators of wards 18 and 19, Anand and Indira Subhash and residents of Sanjaynagar were present in the event.

     

The Minister, Commissioner and the corporators took a ride in the cycle as a part of the launch. Minister K J George and the BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad spoke supportive of the initiative and encouraged people to take up such initiatives in other areas. The commissioner requested the residents to partner with BBMP and come up with more such initiatives.

The Cycle Stands were installed by CiFoS ( Citizens for Sustainability) with the funds they received by winning a grant as a part of NIP (Neighbourhood Improvement Partnership) enabled by United Way of Bengaluru. 250 cycle stands will be placed in different locations in and around Sanjaynagar. CiFoS encourages residents to start cycling short distances in the neighbourhood and stay healthy and also reduce pollution and traffic congestion.

The cycle Rental services are provided by Pedl from Zoomcar. Intially they will be providing 70 rental cycles across 13 locations in and around sanjaynagar. Residents who want to use the rental cycles will have to download the zoomcar app . The rental cycles come with a basket in the front, making it convenient for residents to use these cycles for their local shopping and move away from taking a two wheeler or four wheeler for this purpose. Pedl has an inaugural offer of Rs. 2 per Hour as rental charges.

CiFoS team submitted a request to the Minister and BBMP Commissioner to  implement Rain Water Harvesting in all government offices and public spaces like parks and playgrounds in Bangalore.

Citizens For Sustainability (CiFoS) is an NGO working on sustainable livability initiatives in Sanjaynagar. The members are well-qualified professionals with many years of experience in public service, public policy, leadership, architecture, urban planning, design and technology. CiFoS started working on mobility interventions in the form of Cycle Day about three years ago, and started the walk-to-school programme there.

Note: This is an edited version of a press note sent to Citizen Matters by CiFoS.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Similar Story

Effective speed management critical in India to reduce road crash fatalities

Speeding accounts for over 71% of crash-related fatalities on Indian roads. Continuous monitoring and focussed action are a must.

Four hundred and twenty people continue to lose their lives on Indian roads every single day. In 2022, India recorded 4.43 lakh road crashes, resulting in the death of 1.63 lakh people. Vulnerable road-users like pedestrians, bicyclists and two-wheelers riders comprised 67% of the deceased. Road crashes also pose an economic burden, costing the exchequer 3.14% of India’s GDP annually.  These figures underscore the urgent need for effective interventions, aligned with global good practices. Sweden's Vision Zero road safety policy, adopted in 1997, focussed on modifying infrastructure to protect road users from unacceptable levels of risk and led to a…

Similar Story

Many roadblocks to getting a PUC certificate for your vehicle

Under new rule, vehicles owners have to pay heavy fines if they fail to get a pollution test done. But, the system to get a PUC certificate remains flawed.

Recently, there’s been news that the new traffic challan system will mandate a Rs 10,000 penalty on old or new vehicles if owners don't acquire the Pollution Under Control (PUC) certification on time. To tackle expired certificates, the system will use CCTV surveillance to identify non-compliant vehicles and flag them for blacklisting from registration. The rule ultimately has several drawbacks, given the difficulty in acquiring PUC certificates in the first place. The number of PUC centres in Chennai has reduced drastically with only a handful still operational. Only the petrol bunk-owned PUC centres charge the customers based on the tariff…