Dedicated cycling tracks soon a reality

The announcement comes in the wake of the BMRCL initiative to  create parking areas for bicycles at its Metro stations in the CBD.

With the creation of dedicated cycle lanes, the riders can ease past cars, four-wheelers and autorickshaws that jostle for space on roads in and around MG Road, according to a report by the DULT.

Depending on the design, the track will be two to five metres wide.

The track will run along an eight-km stretch. CISTUP of IISc and Praja have been working out the logistics of the non-motorised track with the DULT since April.

The DULT has earmarked Rs one crore for the construction of dedicated cycling tracks. DULT will bear 50 per cent of the project cost, said V Manjula, Commissioner of DULT.

“The remaining cost needs to be borne by the State government and the BBMP. The Palike is yet to accept the proposal,” she said.

The completion of the project will require a minimum of Rs six crore. If implemented, this will be the first of its kind in the country.

DULT is also working on feasibility studies regarding dedicated cycling tracks at Indira Nagar, RT Nagar, Koramangala, RMV II Stage extension.

Cycling tracks

Total Length    8 km
Width    2m – 5m
Unidirectional flow     2 m
Bidirectional flow    3.5 m

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