Cycle Day @ Yelahanka, Allalasandra Lake

Over the last few months, several jobs related to the rejuvenation of Allalasandra Lake have progressed. Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA), the association that has been working closely with the BBMP for this lake has had multiple meetings with Government officials and BWSSB for stoppage of sewage entering  the lake through storm water drains. The short term solution in place is a huge sand bund to stop sewage entering the lake. For the long term, BWSSB has agreed to provide a mini Sewage Treatment Plant for which the DPR work is going on.

Pics courtesy Jagadeesh, YUVA

The horticulture and pathway work have been completed by the BBMP, and the lake area is now ready to host the first “Cycle Day”. 

Date: 6th July 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 6:30 am to 10:30 am
Place: Allalasandra Lake, Yelahanka

The objective of Cycle Day is to build awareness about sustainable transport modes, like walking and cycling, and make these more popular by:
– building an enthusiastic mass of cyclists
– reclaiming the streets of the neighborhood
– establishing a safe and enjoyable bicycle and pedestrian transportation network in the locality.

This event would be repeated on the first Sunday of every month in Yelahanka.  

This Sunday, apart from cycle rides children and adults will get an opportunity to participate in traditional games (Chowka bhara, Kunte bale, Snakes and Ladders, Lagori, Marbles, Tops), kite flying, fitness activities, cycling workshops, slow cycling, street art, mimicry and lots more. It is being organized by the Directorate of Urban LandTransport (DULT), Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka and Bangalore Coalition for Open Streets (BCOS), in partnership with YUVA. BBMP, Police department (Traffic and Law & Order) and Decathlon are supporting the event. 

While local residents, schools and colleges from the area are expected to turn up in large numbers, the event is open to all. For frequent flyers, this is a good opportunity to take a diversion off the airport route to spend what promises to be an entertaining morning.    

For more details anbout YUVA and Cycle Day, please contact Mr Jagadeesh, Joint Secretary, YUVA (+91 9845171449).


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Arathi is a market researcher who loves to run and write. She has been actively involved in issues that affect citizens, including apartment management, waste management and lakes. She used to live in Mumbai and is now based in Bengaluru, working as a Community Anchor with Citizen Matters.