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Car-free day’ experiment gets fair response in Mangaluru

Car-free day’ experiment gets fair response in Mangaluru


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Mangaluru, Oct 11, 2015:  The first car-free day initiated by the Mangaluru Bicycle Club on Oct 10, made people  realise a fact that walking made them feel good.

One person said it  took just about 5 minutes more than riding scooter from Kadri Shivabagh to Valencia.  Taking a bus for lunch and bicycle in the evening had it’s own goodness. Similar was the experience of some  who rode a bicycle from his home  to offices.

 

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On the other hand, a businessman who regularly drives a car to work, resorted to cycling and travelling by city buses. It was a different experience altogether to travel in a bus and interact with many people. 


Ganesh Nayak, the founder of the Club, rode the bicycle to his shop from home, a distance of about 4 km. His wife Preethi Nayak too joined him on a cycle.

A journalist riding the bicycle was stopped by a traffic police constable at a signal, and was asked, if he was  a part of the car-free day;  On getting a positive response, the constable said that in a couple of months, this initiative should gain popularity. I heared about this and it is good he said.


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