Cycling lane or parking area?

 

The Government has declared many cycling lanes and Jayanagar ought to be a pleaurable place for cyclists.

 

But the reality? Ah, that’s different.

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Lots of motorists happily use the space as "free parking", and even the police sometimes put their metal barricades here. People pile their trash in the lanes, or store construction material there.

So…in actual practice…the cycling lanes are sometimes more dangerous than just keeping on the road…because one is suddenly forced into the traffic, and exposed to the hazards of the motorized traffic behind one.

 

Deepa Mohan
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