Taking a cue from Bangalore where several software engineers peddle their way to office, Gurgaon would also have dedicated cycle tracks, the final report of Integrated Mobility Plan 2010 suggests.
Cycle lanes are planned to be provided on all roads that have high share of bicycle traffic as well as on several proposed corridors drawn in the same plan.
The tracks are proposed on 210km of road.
The plan also entails laying of footpaths on about 500km road length. The plan has made three suggestions to the town and country planning department. The first one says the fare of cycle rickshaws must be regulated similar to autorickshaws. Secondly, cycle rickshaws must use the dedicated lanes, and lastly, they must be provided with parking stations at bus stands, railway terminals and near commercial areas.
The total cost estimated for the carriageway widening is Rs 200 crore and is projected to be completed by 2016.
Although the integrated plan is a well-researched and holistic, including cost evaluation and weighs everything closely or remotely related to the development, it is only suggestive, hence non-statutory. It is not binding on the government or civic agencies to adhere to it.