In an effort to boost its ambitious programme ‘Cycles 4 Change Challenge’, the Smart Cities Mission along with Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) constituted a Committee for Cycling which is a one of a kind venture. DULT announced a 16 km dedicated pop-up cycle lanes on either side of the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
The dedicated cycle track will connect Silk Board junction and Lowry Memorial College near KR Puram. DULT has now started a crowdsourcing exercise for drawing up cycling routes from areas along with the ORR.
The Committee for Cycling in Bengaluru has been constituted to oversee cycling initiatives in the city. Its members include BBMP Commissioner, N Manjunath Prasad, representatives of the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) and Bengaluru Smart Cities Ltd., and citizens, including Bengaluru’s bicycle mayor.
In Bengaluru, as many as 25 wards have been brought together along with the ORR into a cycling district. Moreover, the cyclists are being asked to map the routes for the cycle lanes as per their preferences. This cycle district includes prominent areas such as Koramangala, Domlur, HSR Layout, Varthur, Bellandur, and Marathahalli.