To create a cycling-friendly environment in Indian cities, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs along with Smart Cities Mission and ITDP India is all set to launch the India Cycles 4 Change Challenge.

COVID19 provides an opportunity for cities to embrace cycling and with COVID19 there is a greater demand for cycling.

Cities around the world are expanding their cycling networks.

Cycling is a green means to economic recovery as it can provide access to jobs, education, recreation, and it is for everyone.

India Cycles 4 Change Challenge is to inspire Indian cities to implement quick cycle friendly interventions in the wake of COVID19 in collaboration with their citizens and assistance from experts.

The top 10 winning cities will be granted Rs. 1 crore each.

To help Guwahati achieve this goal, The Green lane Foundation with the support of the Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati and Pedal for a Change, conducted a small survey to find out the best possible routes in Guwahati where bicycle lanes can be proposed.

They now call upon the people of Guwahati to vote for or suggest their own routes.

Interested persons can click on the link – https://forms.gle/2AoDGstGPUAh92Vn8 – to submit their choice.

“One can also visit www.thegreenlanefoundation.org for the voting link. The last date for submission is July 10, 2020,” said Arshel Akhter, the Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati, in a press statement.

The routes have been prepared to connect places of public interest like educational institutes, work places and markets.

“These are routes that can be used by the maximum number of people to commute on their cycles during all times of the day.  The findings will be submitted to the concerned departments for further action,” Akhter added.

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