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  • One single word: Bravo! A

    One single word: Bravo!

    A much-awaited article, looking straight into reality. Let's hope it will force the elite to look into its un-civilising effect on our city! But do they consider it as their city also? Let's hope they do! All of us are required to re-civilise Kolkata, to make it again a place where children, old people, pedestrians, cyclists, and car-riders when out of their car, can equally enjoy the city in a safe and dignified manner.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Very nice and to the point. I

    Very nice and to the point. I stay in Bangalore and I see so many people (owning cars/bikes) commuting in cycles just because of health reasons. How can a government be so insensitive to such non-polluting, health beneficial mode of Transport and not curb the most polluting vehicles like Taxis and autos which run on adulterated fuels (Kata oil)?

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Please take up with Mamta

    Please take up with Mamta Banerjee or Kolkata High Court.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • If bikes slowdown car

    If bikes slowdown car traffic, then Why don't they also prohibit pedestrians from walking along crowded streets? Pedestrians also compete for the use of street space and move more slowly than bikes.

    Getting more serious. Probably no city in the United States or Latin America has a modal share of bike trips over 10%. How many governments in the so called developed world would like to have that many people riding bikes. This measure will definitely need to be rethought.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • I don't remember when is the

    I don't remember when is the last time I used public transport/metro or any private vehicle to travel in Kolkata...I have been using my cycle to reach faster than any car or motorbike would take me in the city..also no pollution and the fitness of my body and less space to park ..all are positives..so when I was fined the first time in Kolkata,it was a shock to me..I had to argue for a full 30 minutes with the sergeant and his senior to make them understand why cycling is better for me..and yes finally they reduced the fine to Rs5/- !!!(since they said they had already made the bill..I had to pay..only thing they considered was to reduce the amount) and let me go... :-) ..but it really makes me think about the future of this city...!! but Hope is always there and we the citizens have to decide the future...so get a cycle and ride on..!!

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Dear Mithun, I am also a

    Dear Mithun,

    I am also a cyclist based out of Bangalore and always glad to meet a fellow biker. I am very tempted to start a petition to revoke this stupid law but it would be ideal if someone from Kolkatta does it. Would you be interested? i am happy to help you in creating the petition as well as spreading it.

    cheers

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • We have enough space for

    We have enough space for Hawkers, but no space for pedestrians and cyclist. We have roads for polluting vehicles, but no path for cycle. Saying YES to hawkers and NO to cycle and pedestrians.... what a joke. This is just the opposite of progress. What a vision??

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Well written article exposing

    Well written article exposing the folly in harrassing cyclists in Kolkata. Bicycle is the clean form of transport. One should move court on this to get justice.
    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • This is insanity coupled with

    This is insanity coupled with stubbornness. Hope the ban is revoked soon, else I have to look forward to resettle in Bangalore or Delhi or any other city that supports and encourages cyclists.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
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