The Guwahati Cycling Community (GCC) has urged the cycling enthusiasts to start an email campaign requesting the authorities to take measures for creating cycling lanes in the city.
Through the email, the cycling enthusiasts will raise the demand for creating cycling infrastructure in Guwahati and making cycling safe for all in the city.
The measures can be taken under the India Cycles 4 Change Challenge as it provides very detailed guidelines for Indian cities to initiate measures in consultation with the citizens and prepare cycling infrastructure within a defined timeline.
“The present COVID19 pandemic has encouraged many people to take up cycling as a healthy lifestyle activity,” Team GCC said in a statement.
This is an opportunity for governments to take up measures that benefit the public, it said.
The Union ministry of housing and urban affairs, keeping in view the rise in cycling all over the country, started the India Cycles 4 Change Challenge to encourage cities to initiate measures for creating cycling lanes and related infrastructure.
Guwahati city, led by Guwahati Smart City Limited, had also registered for the challenge but not much has been done, it said.
Cities across the country are taking great measures.
“As concerned citizens and active cyclists, of Guwahati, we can let the government know that Guwahati needs cycling lanes. Please send an email to the following people. MD of Guwahati Smart City Limited – [email protected]; CC to Chief Minister of Assam – [email protected]; Guwahati Development Department Minister – [email protected],” Team GCC added.