Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) service has been running in Delhi for several years now. However, the citizens are still apprehensive about using it for their day to day commute and last mile connectivity, reveals our survey. The survey, taken by more than 1300 people across the city on accessibility of PBS shows some staggering findings on why the service is still not accessible for citizens. 

The survey also found three major reasons why people are still hesitant about using the service. 


  1. Out of 1329 respondents, 836 said that average distance between cycle docking stations is too much and stations are too few in number. Explaining this, most people said that if they hire a cycle from one station, they have to usually return it to the same station since there are either no stations near their destination or another station is too far. 


  1. Road Safety is a primary concern for most people. Cars and two-wheelers are taking over the roads, edging out walkers and cyclists who are the majority in the city. 

733 people said that lack of safety and seamless cycling lanes in the capital is the reason why they are apprehensive about using the PBS. 


  1. Different service providers have different mobile apps for the rental system. Downloading different applications, registration with aadhar and having different subscriptions is causing people to look away. 617 people said that lack of a common mobile app or card like that of Delhi metro is the reason why they are apprehensive about using the service. 


To make the Public Bicycle sharing service accessible to the citizens, we are demanding the following from the Delhi government.


  1. The stations should be designed in a mobile manner without fixing it on the ground. This will require no civil work and it will allow the government/operators to relocate the station based on demand.


  1. The operators can look at a scheme of renting the bicycle on a weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly/ three monthly basis. This system where people can take the bicycle to their home/office will also ensure last mile connectivity. 


  1. Moving towards a system of having one app for all service providers will make it easier for the citizens to access the service.


  1. A five-year systemic action plan to make the city cycle friendly should be charted and to implement this, a bicycle department can be established. 


Sign the petition and join us in urging the authorities to make Delhi cycling friendly. 

Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) service has been running in Delhi for several years now. However, the citizens are still apprehensive about using it for their day to day commute and last mile connectivity, reveals our survey. The survey, taken by more than 1300 people across the city on accessibility of PBS shows some staggering findings on why the service is still not accessible for citizens. 

The survey also found three major reasons why people are still hesitant about using the service. 


  1. Out of 1329 respondents, 836 said that average distance between cycle docking stations is too much and stations are too few in number. Explaining this, most people said that if they hire a cycle from one station, they have to usually return it to the same station since there are either no stations near their destination or another station is too far. 


  1. Road Safety is a primary concern for most people. Cars and two-wheelers are taking over the roads, edging out walkers and cyclists who are the majority in the city. 

733 people said that lack of safety and seamless cycling lanes in the capital is the reason why they are apprehensive about using the PBS. 


  1. Different service providers have different mobile apps for the rental system. Downloading different applications, registration with aadhar and having different subscriptions is causing people to look away. 617 people said that lack of a common mobile app or card like that of Delhi metro is the reason why they are apprehensive about using the service. 


To make the Public Bicycle sharing service accessible to the citizens, we are demanding the following from the Delhi government.


  1. The stations should be designed in a mobile manner without fixing it on the ground. This will require no civil work and it will allow the government/operators to relocate the station based on demand.


  1. The operators can look at a scheme of renting the bicycle on a weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly/ three monthly basis. This system where people can take the bicycle to their home/office will also ensure last mile connectivity. 


  1. Moving towards a system of having one app for all service providers will make it easier for the citizens to access the service.


  1. A five-year systemic action plan to make the city cycle friendly should be charted and to implement this, a bicycle department can be established. 


Sign the petition and join us in urging the authorities to make Delhi cycling friendly. 

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