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The impact of vehicular pollution on the air is pretty clear, almost as clear as the air right now which has taken a surprisingly positive turn for cyclists.READ MORE
It’s probably difficult to see a silver lining in the middle of a pandemic that has been wreaking havoc all over the world. But we cannot ignore the few positives that have emerged during these unprecedented times. To mention one and the most obvious one is that the skies over our otherwise polluted cities have turned azure blue, and the air, unusually fresh.
The impact of vehicular pollution on the air is pretty clear, almost as clear as the air right now which has taken a surprisingly positive turn for cyclists as more and more cities in India are promoting and encouraging cycling to be a means of transport post the lockdown.
Listed below are the affairs that are in favour of a cyclist and the environment around us.
Cities like Bangalore and Bhubaneswar have completely allowed cycling from May 13th onwards though there are restrictions on cars and motorbikes.
We have the bicycle Mayor of Bangalore Mr Sathya Sankaran who did seek to have a separate bicycle lane in the outer ring road. We have more and more cycling lanes being proposed and sanctioned across the country.
When more than 90% of public transport across the globe has been shut down there has been a 70% increase in the number of people using bicycles.
Here are a few highlights in the current affairs proposing cycle lanes in major cities
Countries such as China, Germany, France, UK show a spike in the number of bikes sold. The same will be the case in India as the Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation organize a webinar for bicycle industrialists.
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