RIDE ON THE BANDRA WORLI SEA-LINK

RIDE ON THE BANDRA WORLI SEA-LINK

On World Environment Day 5th June 2022, Mumbai Police organized a cycle ride on the Bandra Worli Sea-Link under its ‘Pedal-Up’ program – part of Sunday Streets campaign.

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BENGALURU BOY DEVELOPS FIRST LIVE BICYCLE COUNTER OF INDIA

BENGALURU BOY DEVELOPS FIRST LIVE BICYCLE COUNTER OF INDIA

18-year-old Nihar Thakkar from Bengaluru has developed an artificial intelligence – sensor – based first bicycle counter of India. The bicycle counter is fitted inside a digital signboard which counts the number of cyclists using the bicycle lane through the day. It re-sets at midnight and starts counting again.

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CROOZE APP: GET REWARDED FOR KILOMETERS YOU RIDE ON A BICYCLE

CROOZE APP: GET REWARDED FOR KILOMETERS YOU RIDE ON A BICYCLE

In a bid to incentivize and nudge cycling culture in cities in India, Ahmedabad based startup Cycling Cities launched Crooze app for cyclists. The app rewards cyclists for every ride they clock on the app. The cyclists earn Crooze coins for staying fit – at the same time reduce carbon emissions.

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CAR FREE DAY: CYCLING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

CAR FREE DAY: CYCLING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

I had never imagined that I would be able to cycle in the middle of the road, thanks to Car Free Day organized by Mumbai Police. Car Free Day also called #SundayStreets, this campaign started with 6 streets going car free on the 1st Sunday and 9 streets on the 2nd Sunday from morning 6am to 10am. The number of locations will increase and more streets will be added, suggests the twitter handle of Mumbai Police. 

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY RIDE TO CREATE CANCER AWARENESS

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY RIDE TO CREATE CANCER AWARENESS

Women cyclists from Mumbai went for a pink ribbon balloon bicycle ride to celebrate International Women’s Day on 6th March 2022. Although the global event is celebrated worldwide on 8th March, the ride was organized on 6th since it was a Sunday and roads are clear of traffic which makes cycling safer.

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THE SOUL OF A CYCLIST

THE SOUL OF A CYCLIST

In 2020, I joined a vintage bicycle club on facebook. In 2021, I acquired a 50-year-old pre-owned classic BSA roadster and got it reconditioned. And in 2022, I saw a documentary film on classic bicycles titled – THE SOUL OF A CYCLIST. What’s next in 2023? I don’t have the answer, nor I can predict; but now, I can certainly share my views about the documentary film I watched.

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