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To: Nashik Municipal Corporation
Let's make Nashik cycling friendly
1. Install continuous lane separator on the existing cycling track (Ashok Stambh to Pinnacle Mall)
2. Add the signboards on the cycling track to avoid parking/riding on the track.
3. Add Bicycle stands along the cycling track to promote cycling to commute within the city.
4. Prioritize the construction of a dedicated cycle lane from Pinnacle Mall to Papaya Nursery
Why is this important?
With the steady rise of competitive cycling over last decade and sudden surge in bicycling in the city during lockdown, Nashik has seen a huge spike in bicycle users. While groups like Nashik Cyclists are arranging cycling events on the outskirts of the city, cycling infrastructure within the city is either missing or being misused for other purposes like parking of vehicles.
Out of the 8-km cycling track from Ashok Stambh to Papaya Nursery, the first 1.5 kilometer track was completed 2 years ago. However no cyclists have been able to make use of it because it is instead being used as a parking space by vehicle-owning citizens. In fact, Jhatkaa.org visited the site and asked citizens about this, and shockingly many of them replied that they don’t even know that the lane is a cycling track. Cyclists and especially students have to either use the busy road or the footpath while cycling. It can be avoided easily by
Making the existing cycling track (Ashok Stambh to Pinnacle Mall) continuous.
Adding the signboards on the cycling track to avoid parking on the track.
While the Smart City team wants to promote cycling within the city, there is no infrastructural work done justifying those intentions. If Smart City wants to see the cyclists using these lanes either for commute or for recreational activities, there is a need to
Add Bicycle stands along the cycling track to promote cycling to commute within the city.
Start the Pinnacle Mall to Papaya Nursery cycle track work on priority.
While citizens and organizations are putting a lot of effort into making sure that this city remains smoke free from vehicular pollution, we expect Smart City and other administrative bodies to ensure these efforts are multiplied with a robust infrastructure.
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