The Cycles4Change Challenge was launched by the Smart Cities Mission to enable and inspire cities to plan for and implement cycling-friendly measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. 107 cities from the country applied to be a part of the Challenge, where they received support in planning and implementing both long-term and short-term measures such as pop-up cycle lanes, detailed cycling plans etc. Held in a challenge format, 25 cities have been shortlisted for their work. These cities will receive further support in implementing their proposals. In collaboration with residents and supported by experts, cities can implement several low-cost measures like like pop-up lanes, traffic-calmed streets, community cycle rental schemes, and cycle-training programs.
Partners involved: Smart Cities Mission - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Fit India Mission, Swachch Bharat Mission - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)