You know it’s winter when the reluctance to get out of bed in the morning keeps ascending within. It feels good to snuggle deep into the bed covers on Sunday mornings but the residents of HSR Layout prove the opposite. Cycle Day has become a monthly event in the neighborhood for the past one year, since its inception in 2013.
The 101st Cycle Day organized at HSR Layout saw cycling enthusiasts not only from Sector 3, but also from other sectors of the neighborhood. HSR Cyclist Shashidhar said, “This is HSR Layout’s 16th Cycle Day (December 20, 2015) and the last one for the year 2015.” He also said that the neighborhood which has won NIP ‘citizens for the city’ contest will avail 20 cycle parking facilities across HSR Layout funded by United Technologies.
Other than cycle rides, activities like street games, group karate performances and garbage disposal lessons saw immense participation from children and adults.
A 55 year old resident said, “Cycle Days at HSR Layout usually see more number of adults than kids. We would like to inspire other neighborhoods as well.”
The event anchored by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) is an initiative by the Bangalore Coalition for Open Spaces (BCOS). The event is partnered and organized by HSR Cyclists at HSR Layout, Government bodies like Bangalore Traffic Police, BBMP and other organizations.
As of today, Cycle Day has reached 17 neighborhoods in the city of Bengaluru. Initiatives like Cycle Day and Open Streets create awareness about the need to shift to Sustainable transport and also facilitate to bridge the gap between Government agencies and local communities to improve neighborhood infrastructure.