Shout out to the cycling enthusiasts of Bangalore! If you had a dream of riding your cycle through the European cycling trails or the English countryside, you might be able to experience it soon, that too in your own city. Bangalore is set to have its very first Cycling District, with colour-coded cycling lanes. Taking cues from the crowdsourced concepts from #MarkYourCycleRoute, the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has developed a structured plan for this Cycling District. The lanes will stretch from Silk Board to Lowry Memorial Junction, along the Outer Ring Road. Read on to know the details.
Bangalore’s First Cycling District To Span Across 25 Yards
A few days before, DULT had received 133 mapped routes through different tools like Google Maps, Mapunity Draw, GPS Visualiser and Strava. Companies like CycleToWork and Yulu shared data necessary for the first zone of development. Bangalore’s first Cycling District will span across 25 yards along the Outer Ring Road, covering paths near K R Puram, Old Airport Road, Indiranagar and Koramangala. There will be five colour-coded lanes-purple, orange, red, green and blue. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will carry out the plan, along with Bengaluru Smart City Ltd.
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The Colour-Coded Lanes
As mentioned earlier, the Cycling District will have five colour-coded lanes. Purple line will be meant for cycling to work. Those heading to schools can take the red line. Folks up for some rejuvenation can take the green route. Blue route will be for shopping trails and the orange line will lead to transit lanes. DULT has also set up a cycling committee in Bangalore with civil society groups, government bodies and cycling lovers.
Time to say goodbye to the plaguy traffic of the bustling streets and enjoy a peaceful ride through these colourful trials. On that note, did you know about this cafe in Chennai which is a hub for cycling enthusiasts?