Presentation on theme: "State of Cycling in India D V Manohar. Urbanization: Trends in India Insights from Infographic Many cities in India sight exponential growth As cities."— Presentation transcript:
Urbanization: Trends in India Insights from Infographic Many cities in India sight exponential growth As cities expand people tend to use more of private transport for commuting Increase in private transport would lead to increase in pollution From other research - Increasing trend seen in purchase of diesel cars Less usage of company transportation, public transportation and carpooling In 20 years, Indian cities will have to accommodate over 250 million more people than they do today i.e., equivalent to 11 Australias.
Urbanization: Sentiment Analysis about Traffic Social sentiment trends in Metros indicate that : Private Commuting is Stressful. Public transportation is not bad. More youngsters are receptive to cycle to work.
India’s traffic woes India’s population of 1.20 billions estimated to reach 1.35 billions by 2020 making it the World’s largest populated country. There is an urgent need to address India’s traffic woes.
Bicycling – a game changer!! 50% reduction in the risk of developing coronary heart diseases, adult diabetes & obesity. 30% reduction in hypertension. Most eco friendly mode of transport. Savior transport mode in heavy traffic conditions.
Bicycling – a game changer!! Commercial Usage? Cycling Groups
HYDERABAD BICYCLING CLUB (HBC) Case Study With over 5100 members, the largest Bicycling Club on Meetup. Operates Bike Stns at vantage points. Tie up with Hyderabad Metro to set up Bike Stns at all upcoming Metro Stns in Hyderabad. Working closely with Government agencies to build cycling tracks.
To transform India into most bicycle friendly country. Mission Change the mindset of people from bicycle being referred to as poor man’s travel to preferred mode of travel. Improve infrastructure & facilities so that cycling is perceived as most safe and healthy & attracts lot of commuters. Vision
Challenges Indian cities are starved for space. Not easy to find space for Bike Stns & Cycling Tracks. Creation of Bike Stns & Cycling Tracks requires large investments. Involving Corporates in creating Bike Stns. Working closely with Government agencies to build Cycling Tracks. Safety of cyclists.
Safety of cyclists Barricading the Cycling Tracks. Video surveillance of Tracks to check misuse. Support from law enforcement agencies & voluntary organisations.
State of Art Technology India would like to go for best practices incorporating State of Art Technology. Bike Stns are manually operated mostly. Plans to introduce card swipe system wherein using a prepaid card the commuter can borrow and return the bike anywhere. This is particularly required in our Bike Stns at the upcoming Metro Stns.
Herculean efforts HBC is acting as catalyst to promote cycling aggressively in India. Putting in herculean efforts to create enabling infrastructure. Having tasted success in Hyderabad, HBC is now focussing on other cities in India. With a more proactive Government in place, HBC is confident of changing the commuting culture in India.
Future Plans HBC hosting international event similar to Tour de France in India in 2015. Please join and make it a great success. We aim at transforming India into a Cycling Nation. We would like to ensure that a million Indians cycle to work in the next five years.