Bengaluru Soon To Get A Public Bicycle Sharing System. Say Hi To The Trin Trin-Style Project

Amrita posted on 8th December

After Mysore’s Trin Trin project, Bangalore is all set to adopt a public bicycle sharing system inspired by Copenhagen’s cycling culture. When Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike {BBMP} Chief, N Manjunatha Prasad, visited Copenhagen a while ago, he was very impressed by the city’s cycling culture and system and decided to bring it back to Bangalore. While Mysore has already adopted a similar system called the Trin Trin project, Bangalore will follow suit soon, if all goes well with permissions and approvals from the BMRCL and Directorate Of Urban Land Transport {DULT}. And we hear that the approval has been granted with the project kicking off soon.

The idea is to pick up a cycle from either the city’s metro stations or bus stands, use it and then return it to one of the 600 docking stations that will be available across the city. You might have to pay an initial registration fee, after which using a cycle will cost you as cheap as INR 5 for up to 2 hours, and absolutely free if you return the bike within an hour. There is expected to be over 70 kilometres of cycling track alongside the roads of the city so you might soon be able to zip past the traffic jams if you’re in MG Road, Vidhana Soudha, Indiranagar, Banaswadi, HRBR Layout, HBR Layout and Kacharakanahalli. And when might this be a reality? As soon as mid-2018 if the latest reports in the Deccan Herald are to be believed.

While similar attempts have been made in the past, with cycles being docked at metro stations on a very small scale, let’s hope the implementation of this project comes soon. Maybe all our collective prayers and hopes will be heard!

The post first appeared on Bangalore Mirror. Read the post here and here.

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