Bengaluru Metro: Bicycle docking points to promote use of bicycles for first, last mile connectivity

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Published October 18, 2023 at 12:51pm

Update October 18, 2023 at 12:56pm

    DULT plans to install bicycle docking points at 10 metro stations

    Of the total 63 metro stations in city, only 36 have parking spaces

    Move will promote use of bicycles for first and last-mile connectivity

The Urban Land Transport Directorate (DULT) has initiated plans for the installation of bicycle docking points at 10 metro stations within the city.

These stations have been identified as Baiyappanahalli, Mahakavi Kuvempu Road, Rajajinagar, Mahalakshmi, Peenya, Nagasandra, Jayanagar, Yelachenahalli, Konankunte Cross, and Swami Vivekananda Road.

This move has received appreciation from the city’s cycling community, as the provision of designated cycle parking spaces at metro stations has long been a pressing demand.

The Baiyappanhalli metro station has already seen the installation of a docking point, which is currently awaiting the construction of a shelter above it.

According to AltMo, a climate action platform, of the 63 metro stations in the city, only 36 have parking spaces. Most of these spaces are not specifically designated for cycles, and there is uncertainty regarding whether cyclists are required to pay a parking fee.

City cyclists emphasize the necessity of secure bicycle parking at each station, as this will promote the use of bicycles for first and last-mile transportation.

As a result of this development, the demand for parking docks for bicycles at metro stations has resurfaced among commuters who wish to utilize bicycles for first and last-mile travel. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) only permits foldable cycles to be carried on metro coaches.

Bengaluru Metro: Bicycle docking points to promote use of bicycles for first, last mile connectivity

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    DULT plans to install bicycle docking points at 10 metro stations

    Of the total 63 metro stations in city, only 36 have parking spaces

    Move will promote use of bicycles for first and last-mile connectivity

The Urban Land Transport Directorate (DULT) has initiated plans for the installation of bicycle docking points at 10 metro stations within the city.

These stations have been identified as Baiyappanahalli, Mahakavi Kuvempu Road, Rajajinagar, Mahalakshmi, Peenya, Nagasandra, Jayanagar, Yelachenahalli, Konankunte Cross, and Swami Vivekananda Road.

This move has received appreciation from the city’s cycling community, as the provision of designated cycle parking spaces at metro stations has long been a pressing demand.

The Baiyappanhalli metro station has already seen the installation of a docking point, which is currently awaiting the construction of a shelter above it.

According to AltMo, a climate action platform, of the 63 metro stations in the city, only 36 have parking spaces. Most of these spaces are not specifically designated for cycles, and there is uncertainty regarding whether cyclists are required to pay a parking fee.

City cyclists emphasize the necessity of secure bicycle parking at each station, as this will promote the use of bicycles for first and last-mile transportation.

As a result of this development, the demand for parking docks for bicycles at metro stations has resurfaced among commuters who wish to utilize bicycles for first and last-mile travel. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) only permits foldable cycles to be carried on metro coaches.

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