When I went to the IISc (Indian Institute of Science) campus, I was meeting a couple of cyclists there, so, while walking with me, Pradeep B V pointed out a red-and-yellow cycle that was sailing past us.
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"That’s the initiative of the IISc campus, one which our cycling community particularly likes," he said.
He explained that every year, outgoing students dump the cycles that they use while here…and the present students had the great idea of painting them yellow-and-red, and allowing anyone to use them on the campus!
If you see a red-and-yellow cycle anywhere in the IISc grounds, you can use it to cycle around, or to your destinatio within the campus….and just leave it there. The cycles are thus scattered all over. The colouring, of course, prevents them (hopefully) from being taken off the campus.
I was very struck by this creative way of dealing with both the problem of abandoned bikes, and people’s transport around the campus, in a way that prevents any further pollution of one of the last green spaces of Bangalore.