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Title: Public Cycle Sharing Systems: A Planning Toolkit for Indian Cities

Date: December 2012

Prepared by: Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

Prepared for: Ministry of Urban Development Government of India

Abstract: The public bicycling schemes that are popular in western countries are a relatively new concept in India. In the last few years, several Indian cities have shown interest with setting up such systems. The Ministry of Urban Development recognises that non-motorised modes of transport, like cycling, are an important part of making urban transport more sustainable. To launch the National Public Bicycle Scheme and to build capacity for the implementation and operation of cycle sharing systems, the first consultation meeting held last year received overwhelming support and commendation. After the first consultation meeting, the Ministry organised four sub-groups to research different aspects of cycling sharing:

  • ƒƒ Subgroup 1. Improving the national policy environment to facilitate cycling
  • ƒƒ Subgroup 2. Toolkit for the cycle sharing planning process
  • ƒƒ Subgroup 3. Financing mechanisms for cycle sharing
  • ƒƒ Subgroup 4. Product design and technical specifications for the cycles

This toolkit for planning cycle sharing in Indian cities is the outcome of detailed deliberation by not only Subgroups but also the national level consultations held in June 2011 and a national level workshop on 20 November 2012.

Link: http://www.urbanindia.nic.in/programme/ut/PublicCycleSharingToolkit.pdf

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