Jayanagar Will Celebrate Pedal Power

‘Feel Bengaluru’ Cycle Day tomorrow is a campaign to bring cycling to mainstream

Published: 28th December 2013 07:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th December 2013 07:45 AM   |  A+A-

Two months after the city began celebrating Cycle Day, the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), NGOs and citizen groups involved in organising the event will be taking the monthly event to Jayanagar.

Cycle Day, which was initiated in October, is celebrated on the last Sunday of every month. This time, it will be organised on December 29.

‘Feel Bengaluru’ Cycle Day is a campaign to bring cycling to the mainstream again and increase the use of bicycle for short to medium commutes, local shopping runs, first- and last-mile connectivity and for leisure runs,” said a statement from DULT.

This Cycle Day will make use of the bicycle-friendly tracks that have been earmarked in Jayanagar, which have been largely used for parking cars.

The Cycle Day events will begin at Shalini Grounds/ Chandragupta Maurya Grounds on 10th Main, and proceed via 36th Cross Road (towards RV Road), RV Road diversion at Rose Garden (30th Cross Road), 3rd Main, back to RV Road at Abhaya Ganapathi Temple, South-End Circle, Elephant Rock Road, Armugam Circle, MNK Park (back gate near BWSSB water tank), Madhav Rau Circle, Kanakanapalya Main Road, Ashoka Pillar Circle, Mariyappa Road, 10th Main, 11th Main (Aurobindo Marg, 36th Cross Road) and back to Shalini Ground gate.  About 250-300 cycles will also be brought to the venue and will be provided on first-come-first-served basis, free of cost to those who do not have their own bicycles.

DULT has also invited ideas and suggestions to celebrate cycling and promote it. Suggestions can be emailed to blrcycleday@praja.in

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