Cycle sharing project to solve Bengaluru’s air pollution problem

Tue, 2017-07-11 12:59 -- SCC India Staff


In coming months, Bengaluru will witness a massive public bicycle sharing (PBS) project proposed by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT). The project, with around 4,000 cycle and 350 docking points, is touted to be India’s largest cycle-sharing project.

What’s more! This project also has synergy with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) where four stations will be equipped with GPS-based unisex bicycles. These GPS enabled bicycles will be easy to track and will avoid possible theft occurrence.

In the first phase, the city authority is planning to cover 20 sq km of area out of 790 sq km. The docking stations would be positioned within 300 m to 500 m of one another.

PBS project will comprise the ‘swipe the card and take a cycle’ system as proposed by DULT, and plans on looping in stakeholders like BMRCL, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and  Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to administer the project.