Residents to have a say in infra design
For the first time, resident groups will have a say in the design of cycling and walking infrastructure in their localities. The proposals shared by eight active communities on improving the cycling and walking infrastructure in their neighborhood have been selected by
A total of 20 communities including
The shortlisted organisations are as follows: I Care Trust, RR Nagar, HSR Citizens Forum,
Officials said the selection is just the first step. “We will be taking inputs from the winners and finalise the designs. Cost of implementation could vary from one design to other. The money will be spent on the infrastructure. It will not be given to the groups,” a senior DULT official said.
SuMA is the revised formate of DULT’s successful initiative called Cycle Day, which was started in 2013. It was introduced to engage with citizens to re-image mobility in neighbourhoods with the focus on public transport and non-motorised transport.
Ravindra D, who is from the group called Run Addicts, RR Nagar, which participated in the programme along with I Care RR Nagar, said that they had submitted three solutions. “A freeway for pedestrians and a cycling path leading upto Global Tech Village,” he said and added that the proposal also included a suggestion of bus routes. “The buses currently operated by
Bharat Asuri of Rotary RMV Welfare Foundation, said they suggested non-motorised transport infrastructure in Ward 18 and 19 where there is high usage among pedestrians and cyclists.