Bangalore Airport To Open Up For Cyclists Every Sunday

Bangaloreans! If you love weekend cycling, then here’s some pleasant news for you.  You can now cycle to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) situated in Devanahalli every Sunday.  They took this decision in a bid to move cyclists away from the traffic and pothole-filled roads in the city. The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) now permits cyclists on their campus. So the KIA campus is now open to fitness enthusiasts and cyclists every Sunday, from 6 am to 9:30 am. Bangalore airport earlier came up with new social distancing rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cyclists Can Ride In The Bangalore Airport Campus On Sundays

The initiative to open Bangalore International Airport campus to cyclists every Sunday is in conjunction with the Bengaluru Bicycle Mayor, Sathya Sankaran. A spokesperson for BIAL reveals to the Indian Express “We believe that this initiative will encourage more people to take up cycling. To encourage people to take up cycling, Paris is all set to construct 650km of cycleways post lockdown. 

All cyclists are requested to follow safety guidelines during the time they spend at the Airport,” a BIAL spokesperson said. The campus will open up for cyclists every Sunday from 6 am to 9:30 am.  The BIAL airport official states that earlier cyclists faced restrictions to ride around the airport campus due to safety concerns. But with improvement in road infrastructure, the airport now welcomes cyclists on Sundays.

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A Dedicated Cycle Parking Facility Is Also Offered To Cyclists

Reacting to the same news, Sankaran remarks that the cycling community in Bangalore looks forward to enjoying this opportunity. He informs to media houses “As cyclists, we are always on the lookout for places that are both safe and picturesque in which we can ride. It has been our long-standing desire to be able to ride at BLR Airport, with its paved roads and beautiful landscapes.”

BIAL has arranged a dedicated cycle parking facility. This is situated near ‘The Quad by BLR’ on its campus. Officials added that the BIAL’s security systems will monitor the bikes. Bangalore cyclists can now ride to the airport on Sunday mornings to enjoy a hot cup of filter coffee or breakfast at any of the restaurants there. Further down South in Chennai and in Bangalore, Ciclo cafe is a lovely hub for cycling enthusiasts. 

Sanjana Shenoy
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