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Car-free day

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27 Apr 2008 06:00
27 Apr 2008 18:00
Asia/Calcutta
Environment
On Sunday, April 27th, cyclists from all parts of the city will get an opportunity to cycle from one of the four corners of Bangalore city and come together at The Chancery, off M.G. Road where various cycling activities will take place, including a cycling and environmental quiz, cycling races and games. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and finish by 12:00 noon

Specific starting points:

Jayanagar: It starts off at the entrance of Jayanager Stadium. The cyclists will pass through Ashoka Pillar, Double Road and then finally MG Road

Sadashivnagar: It starts off at Sankey Tank. The cyclists will pass through Vasanth Nagar, Infantry Road and then finally MG Road

Koramangala : It starts off at Bethany School Grounds. The cyclists will pass through Viveknagar, Residency road and then finally MG Road

Cox Town: Starts off at Wheeler Road (opp. Food World, front of Gymkhana). Cyclists will pass through Wheeler Road, Ulsoor Lake and then finally MG Road

To be part of the revolution, pledge one car free day by logging on to http://www.gocycle. in or SMS 'GoCycle' 9980153695 for more information. We look forward to your participation and support; see you on the 27th April!

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swasha's picture

Benniganahalli road & rly bridge

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sirahattimohanrao's picture

CAR FREE DAY

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It is fantastic idea. It s novel idea to have one such day every month. Preferably last sunday of the month. From my side i cant cycle but i will definitely not use my car. I would also contribute by encouraging my friends and relatives not ot use the car on this sunday. Best of luck If u cant find happiness enroute , you will never find at the end

 

IF U CANT FIND HAPPINESS ENROUTE , YOU WILL NEVER FIND AT THE END

tsubba's picture

awesome

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awesome thoughts sir -- lakshmeshwara subba :)
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car free day

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santsub's picture

Cool a gittu :)

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I'll Just wish atleast on wknds if we can use cycles - it will be great. If people who live closer to work say 5 kms stretch from their home to work can use cycles everyday or atleast 3 times a week it will make a lot of difference to the environment. thanks for the video TS - I felt like I was in Bangalore :)

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Mumbai catches up

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This Sunday, more than 6,000 Mumbaikars have vowed to leave their wheels at home and reclaim the city’s streets to observe Car Free Day – an event that claims to have spread to 1,500 cities in 40 countries since its conceptualization nearly seventeen years ago. This paper first reported Mumbai’s participation in the event in one of its hyper-local pullouts. - - - - To help wean people from their dependence on cars and promote awareness on more eco-friendly ways of commuting, the organizers – Greenmile Foundation and Baramati Welfare Organization – have planned a 20-km bikeathon and a 10-km walkathon in south Mumbai on November 27. The scenic and historic route, which starts at Azad Maidan and CST, and covers Hutatma Chowk, Ballard Estate, Mantralaya, Nariman Point, Marine Drive and Girgaum Chowpatty, will end at Mumbai Gymkhana.

For the full report in the ToI, click here.

Though Namma Bengaluru was perhaps among the first Indian cities to take the lead in the matter, as far back as in April '08, the movement has not caught on. The city has to become car-free to a great extent sooner or later. The faster we do it, the better it is for all of us.

Muralidhar Rao

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