Cycle track and pedestrian walkway is open to public along Cubbon road to Cubbon park circle and Manipal centre circle (2 km). The civic body, BBMP and DULT is planning to set up 80 Km. cycle track network in Bengaluru city.
On January 19th, DULT held a meeting with bicycle operators to get their suggestions on the permit system floated, inviting private players. They consulted their cycle day core group for advise as well.
Cubbon road cycle track work :
The Civic body has completed 700 mtrs. of the cycle track between Manipal cetnre and Minsk square. The remaining stretch of 1.3 km work is under progress. The work from Manipal Centre to the junction on Kamaraj road is completed.
Work began in on cycle track in May last year. Along with cycle track, the BBMP wanted to micro surface the Cubbon road for which it has issued a work order to a Co. at the cost of Rs.1 crore.
Cycle track remaining work :
The remaining work form Kamaraj Junction to Minsk square is in progress. A private co. is been hired by BBMP for the maintenance of the cycle track and footpath.
The private company will maintain the cycle track and the walkway under the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program.
Cycle parking hubs :
BBMP has identified various spots for setting up cycle parking hubs. 271 locations have been identified in Central, North and East Bengaluru.
A tender was called in December 2018 to set up parking hubs at a cost of Rs.7.72 crore by BBMP. Based on the DULT report, the BBMP will start the infrastructure work to construct 3 types of cycle parking hubs.
The civic body is planting flowering plants and planting different varieties of saplings along Cubbon road to maintain the greenery.
Other areas to have Cycle track:
Rs 80 crore is being spent for Phase 1 on building the software, docking stations, maintenance, infrastructure and operation across 28 square kilometeres. The nine areas to benefit are HSR, Koramangala, M.G. Road, Vidhana Soudha, Indiranagar, Banaswadi, HRBR Layout, HBR Layout, and Kacharakanahalli.
The source added that the design of Sarjapur Road is yet to be finalized. It has been kept on hold due to current road widening work.