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Two wheels for change: Join the cycling revolution

Be the cycling hero your city needs

A recent study by TERI states that if bicycles substitute two-and four-wheelers used for short-distance trips in India, it can result in an annual benefit of Rs 1.8 trillion. But it’s not so much the economic benefits, as the environment. Reduced pollution from toxic emissions, fewer traffic jams and most importantly, a socially approved way of maintaining distance in a post COVID world.

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. 

BYCS India is officially partnering with Jhatkaa.org for a nation-wide campaign.Start the petition in your city demanding cycling infrastructure.  Here is a quick guide.

Step 1: Go to the link and search for your city name. 

Step 2: Click on “I’ll  start a cycling petition in my city.

Step 3: Click on commit as a leader

 

Step 4: Enter the name of one decision-maker. Decision-maker is a person who have the power to make decisions with respect to urban planning and transportation. It could be commissioner of the municipality, mayor of the city or head of transport agency in the city. 

Step 5: Enter the location – If selecting the municipal corporation, type the name for the same and the location will show up. 

If you are unsure about the decision-maker use ‘City name’ Municipal commissioner for name and location. 

Step 6: Change the petition title to your city name and remove the decision maker name from the petition and click save.

Step 7: Enter your name and email address and sign up. 

Step 8: Your petition is now been set up. Someone from Jhatkaa.org will approve your petition. You can drop a message to nimisha@jhatkaa.org informing that you have started the petition. 

Step 9: Share the petition widely among your networks. 

Once approved your petition can be seen here. Reach out to nimisha@jhatkaa.org or shikha@jhatkaa.org if you have any doubts.

Happy cycling!!

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