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An eight-km track is being created for cyclists as part of the Smart City Project

Cycle enthusiasts can now look forward to pedaling in Cubbon Park as a new cycle track is being laid for around eight kilometres on the Cubbon Park premises. This track will come up as part of the Smart City Project.

Sources in the Horticulture Department said that once the cycle track was laid, cyclists would have a smooth ride around the park without the fear of being hit by vehicles.

“We are constructing this cycle track next to the asphalt road. The joggers can also exercise freely as they will have a dedicated jogging track next to the cycling track.

There is a great demand for non-motorised transport in the park. However, many times, joggers or walkers complain that the cyclists come in between them and vice versa. So, we will be having both the tracks parallelly so that the cyclists and joggers/walkers can enjoy their activities without hindrance,” said an official.

Once ready, cycling will be permitted inside the park between 8 am to 7 pm.

As part of the Smart City Project, many initiatives will come up at the park including the renovation of footpaths, increasing the green cover and a dedicated park for children. In the first phase, four kilometres of footpath will be developed. The lotus pond has also been given a new look.

The idea of the cycle track inside the park has received a lot of thumbs up from the cyclists.

“Cubbon Park is a hub of activities. However, cyclists were having a tough time as there was no dedicated track for them to cycle. The park is so green that we don’t even feel the heat during peak summers. Now, with the proposed cycling activity inside the park, it will open avenues for more cycle enthusiasts to spend their time inside the park,” said Shankar M, a cyclist.

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Quelle/Source: Bangalore Mirror, 29.06.2021

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