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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 ›

Ahmedabad: Cycle tracks to be converted into lanes

http://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/1849673/report-cyclists-to-lose-track-along-new-brts-corridors Corridors of Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) in Ahmedabad are aligned with internationally accepted designs, which include space for pedestrians and cyclists. But the design has lost utility among citizens, who use the cycle tracks for everything else (read parking and fast-food stalls) but cycles.  The stretches for mixed traffic here are already narrow,… Read More ›

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