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Kathmandu Metropolitan City to mark world car-free day

http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=83213 Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is set to observe World Car Free Day for a week starting from September 22 in order to discourage motor vehicles along the roads in the core areas of the capital and encourage walking and cycling. It is for the first time that the government has decided to observe the… Read More ›

Can Kathmandu kick the motorbike habit and become cycle friendly?

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/bike-blog/2014/apr/23/kathmandu-motorbike-habit-cycle-friendly-city-nepal-status Anil Shahi outside the Base Camp cafe in Kathmandu. He cycles the city’s quiet back alleys to avoid gridlocked streets – but many Nepalis still favour motorbikes On the underside of a pedestrian bridge on Kantipath, one of central Kathmandu’s busiest roads, there is a large hand-painted sign: “Get a bike – you’ll never… Read More ›

Kathmandu: Paved sidewalks in central areas to enhance walking

http://myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=61270 The government has stepped up efforts to improve roads around the historical sites and tourist routes in the Kathmandu. In order to promote a walking culture and also enhance the aesthetic beauty of the commercial and historical sites in the inner areas of Kathmandu, the government has decided to develop stone-paved sidewalks and convert several… Read More ›

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