MOHUA: MAKE STREETS WALKING AND CYCLING FRIENDLY

MOHUA: MAKE STREETS WALKING AND CYCLING FRIENDLY

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA) under the central government of India on 10th June, suggested states to do holistic planning and make cities walking and cycling friendly. Continue reading “MOHUA: MAKE STREETS WALKING AND CYCLING FRIENDLY”

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WORLD BICYCLE DAY GETS A ROYAL TOUCH

WORLD BICYCLE DAY GETS A ROYAL TOUCH

Celebrations to the World Bicycle Day commenced with a bright sunshine when pictures of Queen Maxima of the Netherlands appeared online. Dressed in a vibrant yellow ensemble, her majesty arrived in style on a bicycle for the re-opening of an art museum in The Hague. Continue reading “WORLD BICYCLE DAY GETS A ROYAL TOUCH”

WHY IS THIS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE UP CYCLING

WHY IS THIS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE UP CYCLING

As cities prepare to re-open for work and business, socio-physical distancing will be a pre-requisite in the post pandemic life. The current modal choices for reaching workplace involves risks as one would need to travel safely. Thus, resuming normal life will be tough as political leaders are far from ready with a solution to tackle traffic jams, packed transit vehicles, and move everyone safely. Continue reading “WHY IS THIS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE UP CYCLING”

SET-UP TEMPORARY CYCLE LANES IN 10 DAYS USING MOBYCON GUIDE

SET-UP TEMPORARY CYCLE LANES IN 10 DAYS USING MOBYCON GUIDE

In a twitter chat I asked Carlton Reid, a veteran in the field of Transport Journalism from UK – Are temporary bike lanes durable? to which he responded “Tactical Urbanism is all about speed with a stated or unstated desire for permanency i.e., as happened at Times Square in New York City. Temporary quickly becomes … we should keep this”. Continue reading “SET-UP TEMPORARY CYCLE LANES IN 10 DAYS USING MOBYCON GUIDE”

COVID-19: HERO CYCLES EARMARKS 100 CRORE CONTINGENCY FUND

COVID-19: HERO CYCLES EARMARKS 100 CRORE CONTINGENCY FUND

With the Covid 19 outbreak expected to unleash long-term economic consequences, Hero Cycles in a press release yesterday announced that it is setting aside Rs 100 crore as contingency fund to address and mitigate its impact on partners and the community at large. Continue reading “COVID-19: HERO CYCLES EARMARKS 100 CRORE CONTINGENCY FUND”

THE COLLISION

THE COLLISION

The Copenhagenize Index latest edition places Mumbai at 5th rank in the overall ranking of ‘Best Bicycle Friendly Cities’ on this planet. Mumbai, overtook Strasbourg, which has long been recognized as a premier destination for cycling in France. Copenhagen retained 1st place, followed by Amsterdam at 2nd position, Utrecht 3rd and Antwerp at 4th rank. Continue reading “THE COLLISION”

IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING

IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes. Liz set out to learn more and MOTHERLOAD was born. Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING”