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”
Auke sitting at the river Maas with the Erasmusbrug.
Auke van Andel is the founder of Bicycle world – a Facebook group about cycling and all kind of cycles, from city bikes to handcycles and from penny farthings (high bikes) to recumbents. Auke lived in the Netherlands his whole life and has never owned a car. Walking, cycling and using public transportation is what he does to get around and he rather takes a train for a holiday than an aircraft.
On a Saturday evening (30th March 2019), a silent protest was organised at Nariman Point – Marine Drive peninsula bay in Mumbai. Several NGO’s, environment groups, non-profit foundations, citizen groups and individuals came together to form a HUMAN CHAIN. This gathering of more than 1000 people was an expression of disapproval in the way environment is getting compromised in the name of development.
The Aarey trail is one of the best place to cycle in the city of Mumbai. The tiny village is often called as ‘Aarey Milk Colony’. Milk plants with innumerable cattle’s grazing in the open fields has given a natural identity to this place. The area has a dense green cover and makes it one of the most preferred places for morning activities; identical to Sanjay Gandhi National Park. A popular choice for fitness enthusiast and nature lovers, Aarey also attracts visitors because of Filmcity and Chota Kashmir (Chota means small).