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To: Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs

Two wheels for change: Join the cycling revolution

Two wheels for change: Join the cycling revolution

Enact a‘Non-motorised vehicle Act’ to include laws that focus on safeguarding the interests of pedestrians and cyclists.

Why is this important?

What’s a convenient yet sustainable mode of transport that holds the potential to transform our mobility patterns in a post-Covid world?

Just two wheels.

If you saw more cyclists hitting the streets in the past few months than you have seen in the last few years, you wouldn’t be alone. With the dip in air pollution levels and fewer vehicles on the streets, the lockdown period gave us a peek of what our busy cities have the potential to look like with mindful planning and a responsible citizenry. The sharp increase in recreational cycling during the pandemic had different motivations -- people trying to beat lockdown-induced cabin fever, sneak in some much needed exercise, or taking it for a spin to run short distance errands.

That’s why, this August 15, we’re dreaming of a different kind of independence. From fuel. From toxic fumes-spouting vehicles that clog our streets, and our systems. And we’re not alone. Our Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry recently issued an advisory recommending pedestrianization of at least three markets in every city and more bicycle lanes.

Let’s face it -- our cities are not bicycle-friendly. The movement has begun, and we need millions of citizens to rally behind it. Join the campaign to make India cycle-friendly. Change begins with us.

And don’t forget to show your support by getting out with your bike on August 15. Together we can!

India

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Reasons for signing

  • I signed up so that our country can have a real chance to improve our present situation. Save environment. Save resources. Save energy. Go green.
  • Cycling is the future for urban commuting. And the most accessible to the largest proportion of urban population. We need to DIVEST in cars and INVEST in cycles starting right now !
  • Healthier, less pollution and stress.

Updates

2020-08-04 21:28:47 +0530

500 signatures reached

2020-07-24 19:03:06 +0530

100 signatures reached

2020-07-24 14:28:55 +0530

50 signatures reached

2020-07-24 13:45:16 +0530

25 signatures reached

2020-07-24 13:32:08 +0530

10 signatures reached