Mangalore Sep 8, 2016: The Dakshina Kannada District Legal Services Authority has taken the lead to support non-motorized transport by not only observing World Car-Free Day on September 22, but also urging all the concerned to observe every second Saturday of the month as Car-Free Day.
The authority, in association with the Mangaluru Bar Association, Mangalore Bicycle Club, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Mangaluru Lions Club and other government departments and institutions, has organized a bicycle rally on September 22 to mark the World Car-Free Day.
The rally will commence at 7.30 a.m. from the Town hall and will see participation by judges and advocates in Mangaluru as well as members of MBC. The authority will also invite interested individuals from government as well as private organizations, institutions and associations to the event.
It has also felt that at least 10 individuals should represent one institution with bicycles on the day. Not to limit the promotion of non-motorized transport to one day in a year, the authority has planned to make it a regular event by observing Car-Free Day on the third Saturday of every month from October.
The authority wants every concerned individual not to use personalized modes of transport, namely, motorcycles and cars, on that day and instead commute either by walk or bicycle for short distance and public transport bus and train for longer journey. It will ask heads of different departments, educational institutions and other organizations to create awareness among the members and encourage non-motorized transport.
Departments and organizations may send in the list of participants for the World Car-Free Day firstname.lastname@example.org September 15. Details may be had fromhttp://mangalorebicycleclub. com, the release added.