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Invitation: Climate Bicycle Ride in Delhi for COP at Copenhagen

Climate Cycle Rally in Delhi

On the eve of UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, a ‘Climate Bicycle Ride’ is being organised in Delhi on Sunday, 6th December at Ambedkar Nagar Terminal on BRT corridor; by the Delhi Cycling Club with support from Delhi Integrated Mass Transit System (DIMTS)’s NMT Cell and ‘The Open Planning Project’ (TOPP).

The event is open to people from different walks of life, age group and professions from Delhi & NCR and foreign nationals.

Key objectives of the event are to:

  1. Raise awareness about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions;
  2. Promote Cycling, Walking and Public Transportation as the most environmental-friendly way of commuting and as part of the solution to Delhi’s growing traffic woes; and
  3. Experience the joy of cycling on dedicated bicycle tracks and have fun.

Participants will be encouraged to take a voluntary pledge to reduce their daily carbon footprint for a better and greener future. Your presence is key to the success of this event and also in promoting an important environmental and public cause.

ROUTE: The 11-km Climate Bicycle Ride will start from Ambedkar Nagar Bus Terminal at 09.00 a.m. and pass through Pushpa Vihar, Chirag Delhi, Moolchand on the BRT corridor and culminate again at Ambedkar Nagar T-point by 10.30 a.m. Click to view the route map

REGISTRATION: The event is open to all and there are no registration charges. You can confirm your participation simply by sending an SMS (type: 1) your name, 2) age, 3) phone number, 4) email ID and 5) locality you are coming from) to mobile number: 9990-22-66-44 or through email at delhicyclingclub@gmail.com before 4.00 PM, Thursday, 3rd December, 2009.

Subject to availability a limited number of cycles will be arranged free of cost on first-cum-first served basis for people who either don’t own a bicycle or find it difficult to bring them at the venue.

ASSEMBLY TIME: You are requested to assemble by 08.45 AM at the venue. Those participants who would be cycling in real traffic for the first time or after a long gap, are requested to arrive at the venue at-least 45-minutes before the start so that they could be given useful cycling and road safety tips by our volunteers.

Please note that this is not a race or a competition.  All participants will be cycling at a moderate speed on the dedicated bicycle lanes or curb side along the route. Participant cyclists will follow all the traffic rules, road etiquette and safety.

For further information, please contact:

Nalin Sinha
Convener
Delhi Cycling Club
Email: delhicyclingclub@gmail.com

Image courtesy Delhi Cycling Club

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Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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