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A new cycle share system hits Ahmedabad

MYBYK along the BRTS makes in roads into cycling in Ahmedabad The inspiration A young chartered accountant was pursuing his dreams in metro Mumbai when a groundbreaking idea changed his profession and fixed mindset. Travelling in public transport was an everyday challenge Arjit Soni faced as he found the trains and buses overcrowded and time… Read More ›

Janmarg to scrap cycle tracks

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/lost-track When the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) was conceptualised for Ahmedabad in 2007, a social marketing campaign was run. It advertised that Ahmedabad Janmarg would be constructed on the lines of the BRTS in Bogota, Colombia. The promise was that the city would be transformed with walkways, bicycle routes and colourful public plazas. While… Read More ›

Poor Construction and Maintenance of Pune’s Cycle Tracks

http://m.indianexpress.com/news/86-hurdles-on-sinhagad-road-cut-down-cycling-speed/947179/ The Pune Municipal Corporation widened Sinhagad Road to implement the BRTS and alongwith it came the cycle tracks. However, the widened stretch instead of being used by citizens, is being used by vendors. In a survey conducted by Parisar of the 4.6-km cycle track on Sinhagad Road, PMC engineers found out that there were… Read More ›

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