5-Day Training Workshop (13-17 February 2023) on ‘Cycling Infrastructure for Urban Environments’
Did you know India is the second-largest producer of bicycles in the world? Yet, there is hesitancy in adopting cycling as a preferred mode for the urban commute.
To learn from the best global practices and adapt them to local needs, GIZ India and the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Government of Karnataka have been organising a training programme on ‘Cycling Infrastructure for Urban Environments’ in association with the Dutch Cycling Embassy. With the highest bicycle use worldwide, the Netherlands is known for its bicycle policy and infrastructure, and the Dutch Cycling Embassy is a pioneer in sharing its successful learnings and Dutch transport practices globally.
The 5-day residential training was attended by 60+ participants from Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and city administration executives of four states and included classroom sessions and site visits exploring discourses around spatial planning, theory design, and enabling strategies for cycle infrastructure. The government agencies pledged to implement key learnings from the training program into the cycling infrastructure design in their respective cities.
The training was supported by the SUM-ACA project, jointly implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); and the Living Lab project, a develoPPP programme between GIZ and Bosch India, partnering with the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), Government of Karnataka. GIZ is implementing the develoPPP programme on behalf of BMZ.
The activity is part of the Indo-German Green Urban Mobility Partnership (GUMP) between Germany and India. The training was being delivered by the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
Date 13 – 17 February 2023
Location Administrative Training Institute, Mysore, India
Mr. Manjunath Sekhar — Project Manager
Green Urban Mobility Innovation Living Lab