Make India bicycle friendly
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Investments in cycling infrastructure have economic benefits of up to 5.5 times the initial investment. Cycling for short distances can result in an annual benefit of INR 1.8 trillion to the Indian economy. Indian cities must prioritise cycling, walking, and public transport to building resilience to face future pandemics but to also effectively tackle climate change.
This cannot happen without financial and logistical support to the city at a national level. Join us in demanding a cycling-friendly India.
A national-level Non-Motorised Transport (NMT)/Healthy Streets(HS) Act with a 5-year vision is adopted jointly by:
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH)
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)
Initiate a national-level NMT/HS programme to promote walking and cycling with budgetary allocations for the cities to achieve the vision.
MoRTH notifies highways passing through the urban areas as arterial streets to provide protected cycle lanes, footpaths and at-grade signalized pedestrian crossings.