Cycle Day Now in Indiranagar
Indiranagar will play host to Cycle Day this Sunday between 6:30-10:30am. Cycle Day events have previously been held across the city in Cubbon Park, MG Road, Jayanagar, HSR/Koramangala and Yelahanka.
Sunday will see 11th main, Indiranagar temporarily closed to motorized traffic and transformed into an “open, people-friendly street” to promote cycling, walking, fitness and community recreation. In addition to creating a safe environment for cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy their streets, Cycle Day will also hold a series of fitness activities and street games to engage participants of all ages and across all backgrounds.
The event will feature a group ride around Indiranagar, with traffic police and volunteers pitching in to ensure a safe, pleasant experience for those who want to try riding on city streets for the first time. Planned street activities include street cricket, football and badminton, skateboarding, crossfit and open gym, slow cycle races, street art, children’s games such as snakes and ladders and hopscotch and traditional games such as lagori. 250 cycles will be available at the venue; participants can rent these for free by submitting an original photo ID. Participants can bring their own cycles and street games to the event as well.
“By putting cyclists and pedestrians first, the campaign seeks to change the prevailing mindset that roads are meant primarily for cars. We want people to re-boot their relationship with streets to ensure that all users, particularly pedestrians and cyclists, have an equal claim to road space and the right to use streets safely”, a BCOS representative says.
At the same time the campaign aims to provide its government partners (DULT, BTP and BBMP) with the public support and impetus needed to create an enabling environment for cyclists and pedestrians through the planning and development of better roads, footpaths, cycle tracks and lanes, cycle rental schemes,...