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Ananth Ranganathan - Freewheeling

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A city bike dream to transform Bangalore's traffic landscape

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Ananth Ranganathan - Freewheeling

  1. Freewheeling <ul><li>A city bike dream to transform Bangalore's traffic landscape </li></ul>Ananth Ranganathan
  2. Re-cycling Bangalore <ul><li>A community bike scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycle stations across city </li></ul><ul><li>Members borrow cycle and travel from any source station to destination station </li></ul>
  3. <ul><li>The “why, what, when, how, who” of it all... </li></ul>
  4. The mobility impasse Source : World City Bike Council
  5. The mobility impasse Bangalore Which way do we go?
  6. The mobility impasse <ul><li>Or a city that is very friendly to people. </li></ul>We can have a city that is very friendly to cars. <ul><ul><li>But we cannot have both . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá Columbia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Co-winner of 2000 Stockholm Environment Award </li></ul></ul>
  7. Comparison at Munster, Germany Space occupied Cars vs. Bus vs. Bicycles For the same number of people
  8. Top Gear – London Race <ul><li>West to East London - </li></ul><ul><li>Race on a weekday morning </li></ul><ul><li>Car vs. Bike vs. Boat vs. Public Transport </li></ul>
  9. Race results 1 3 4 2
  10. City Bike Schemes <ul><li>Centrally operated bicycle scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycle stations all over the city </li></ul><ul><li>Pickup from any station and drop off at any station </li></ul><ul><li>Rental charge </li></ul>
  11. P a r i s <ul><li>Public bicycle rental programme in Paris </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 bicycles and 1,450 stations </li></ul><ul><li>One station every 300 metres </li></ul>
  12. P a r i s <ul><li>Automatic rental terminal </li></ul><ul><li>Spots for dozens of bicycles </li></ul><ul><li>Maps showing station locations </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription + rent </li></ul>
  13. P a r i s <ul><li>Bicycling as a share of traffic up from 1.63% in 2006-2007 to about 15 % last year </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3.5 million rides in the first 3 months </li></ul><ul><li>Decongestion, reduced pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycles are 99% recyclable </li></ul><ul><li>City bike scheme economically viable </li></ul>
  14. Copenhagen City Bike <ul><li>World's bicycle capital </li></ul><ul><li>2.000 city bikes – Free for public use </li></ul><ul><li>110 city bike-racks </li></ul><ul><li>Revenues by advertising </li></ul>
  15. Copenhagenize
  16. Copenhagenize <ul><li>30,000 cyclists per day </li></ul><ul><li>36% of Copenhageners travel on bicycle </li></ul><ul><li>1,1 million kilometres ridden every day </li></ul><ul><li>300 km of bike lanes </li></ul><ul><li>Green city awards </li></ul><ul><li>Bike on public transport </li></ul><ul><li>Highest happiness quotient on earth </li></ul>
  17. Namma Bengaluru - Possibilities <ul><li>A centralized city-bike scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Robust security mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Rental scheme with user tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Interlink with buses, metro passes </li></ul><ul><li>Carry bike in public transport </li></ul><ul><li>Parking </li></ul>
  18. Concerns <ul><li>Better safety rate than pedestrians – (NO KIDDING)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Rains, sweaty & dirty work  </li></ul><ul><li>Securing the bicycles </li></ul><ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Motorists' consciousness </li></ul>
  19. Why it'll work <ul><li>Time, cost, health </li></ul><ul><li>Decongestion </li></ul><ul><li>Low investment </li></ul><ul><li>Last-mile support </li></ul><ul><li>The “cool” factor </li></ul><ul><li>FUN </li></ul><ul><li>Bangalore has already taken the first steps towards getting Copenhagenized... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bangalore Bikers Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Mass </li></ul></ul>
  20. Here's to the present and the future... Thank you, folks - Ananth R [email_address]

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