The busy roads of Bangalore are a hard place top move for cyclists. This will not be the case in the Jayanagar from today as special cycle lanes have been inaugurated. The event marks significance as it has been done on World Car Free Day.
The idea of cycle lanes was started two years ago. The city corporation has marked certain roads in Jayanagar with 3 feet lanes for cycles in the past few months and the official inauguration was held by holding a cycle rally.
Here are some images of the cycle rally
Bangalore's Cycle Lane
This symbol will be a familiar sight in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Make sure to ride a cycle if you have one. Its World Car Free Day!
City Politicians Join Cycle Rally
Jayanagar MLA B N Vijay Kumar and Bangalore Mayor Venkatesh Murthy joined the cycle rally
School Students At Cycle Rally
Students from several local schools participated in the cycle rally.
Cycling Is My Best Excercise
Students were joined by members of the general public too. Here is one of those happy faces.
Here We Go
Hundreds of cyclists participated in the rally
I will get a big cycle one day
Young children were also part of the inauguration of the cycle lanes in Jayanagar.
Go Gree - Go Cycling
Go Green, a cycling group that supports the use of cycles as a regular means of transport also took part in the event. The group not only cycled the length of the rally but also spoke about the eco-friendliness of cycling.
Cycles Given Away As Prizes to Students
The organizers of the event had conducted essay competitions and drawing competitions in schools and the winners were presented with cycles. Here is one of the winner getting a cycle from R Ashok, Deputy Chief Minister, Karnataka
Even Traffic Police Like Cycling
An enthusiastic traffic policeman also took part in the cycle rally.
The Go Green Cycling Group
Here is another picture of the Go Green Cycling Group that participated in the inauguration of the cycle lanes in Jayanagar, Bangalore.
The cycle rally was inaugurated by Karnataka Deputy chief minister R Ashok, with Jayanagar MLA B N Vijay Kumar joining the hundreds of cyclists. The cycle rally was also helpful in raising awareness about the new cycle lane.
The new Cycle lanes must now help cyclists have a safe journey without being worried of being hit by another vehicle. The police have stated that they will be enforcing the use of cycle lanes strictly for cycles.