Cycle use at all-time low as cars corner road space

Posted on Aug 28 2014 - 8:39pm by admin
Less Than 4% Of Commuting In City Done On Cycles Now
In 1957, more than 35% of Delhiites commuted on bicycles. Fifty years later, the `modal share’ of cycling in the city’s transport had reduced to about 4% and–given the rapid increase in private vehicle ownership–is likely to have dipped further by now.Cyclists have gradually disappeared with motorized transport eating into the little space they had, and the city has not created new infrastructure or space to help them adapt to these changes, says a report by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), entitled Pedalling Towards a Greener India that was released on Wednesday . The report analyses trends in cycling and cycle ownership using government data.

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