Cycling is not just good for your body but it’s also the best choice for the environment. Cycling can improve our lifestyle & give tremendous boost to eco-living:
- Reduces household emission
- Saves you money
- Gets you fit
- Helps the environment
- Saves time
- Make you more productive
- Combats noise pollution
The cycling network may be able to provide the users with direct, convenient routes minimising unnecessary delay and effort in reaching their destinations. Settlements with a dense road network of interconnected streets tend to be viable utility cycling environments.
Few successful examples of countries with cycling network (Sources: Wired / Wiki / Treehugger):
Copenhagen: The Danish capital remains impressively consistent in its investment in cycling as transport and in making efforts to push it to the next level.
Tokyo: In Tokyo, 14% of all trips are done by bike, every single day – all on a 10 km. (6.2 miles) of dedicated bike lanes.
Netherlands: Cycling is a pervasive mode of transport in the Netherlands, with 31.2% of the people listing the bike as their main mode of transport for daily activities, as opposed to cars & public transport. Cycling paths are clearly marked, have smooth surfaces, separate signs and lights for those on two wheels, and wide enough to allow side-by-side cycling and overtaking.
Denmark: There are an estimated 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) of segregated dedicated bicycle paths and lanes in Denmark. The result is an increasing number of cyclists and cleaner, healthier and lively cities.
Understanding the importance of eco living & cycling, the NHAI, India is developing a 27km. cycle track from Nizamuddin to Dasna.
- A cycle track will be developed on both sides of the Nizamuddin-Dasna Expressway.
- This project will be a part of the widening of NH24. The widening has been planned to ease the traffic on this highway.
- This development has been initiated keeping in mind the green conservation & the cycling trend.
- NHAI has confirmed that the design of the track will be of such kind that no other vehicle can run on it.
- NH24 will be country’s 1st 14 lane expressway.
- The cycle track will be 2.5 mtr. wide & 27 km. long.
- There will be proper exit cuts on the cycle tracks.
- The track would from Nizamuddin and go till Dasna.