Subhendu Banerjee’s death in capital last month reignites the campaign for safety, dedicated paths
#crime #road accident #sports #transportation #Cycling Subhendu Banerjee Cycling is a passion for many, and it is a way to fitness too. With rising numbers of vehicles on the road, the government encourages this environment-friendly mode of transportation, but it comes with numerous challenges. An accident last month on the Mahipalpur flyover of south Delhi, which took the life of an avid cyclist, Subhendu Banerjee, raises many questions. The first and foremost question is: Do we have the right kind of infrastructure for cyclists?
In Delhi-NCR there are many cycling groups whose members ride almost daily to encourage people to come out of their sedentary lifestyle. But the risk level is too high.
This incident has left a scar in the hearts of Banerjee’s fans. A 50-year-old health-freak Subhendu inspired others to take to cycling. His death has left the cycling groups in grief and worry. Around 50 groups of cyclists and athletes from Gurugram, Delhi, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad plan to hit the streets, as a protest ride, demanding better cycling infrastructure in the city. They plan to ride to Teen Murti Marg area in the capital on December 4 to raise awareness among cyclists and speak their voice for the right kind of infrastructure.
An ‘endurance cyclist’, Subhendu was killed on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway which prohibits the two-wheeler riders and cyclists, yes, but doesn’t this incident highlight the infrastructure cyclists lack? Banerjee’s death has renewed the discussion […]
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