Ensure safety for Chennai Cyclist
There is lack of dedicated bicycle lanes and unruly motorists by street vendors have left Chennai residents feeling discouraged from cycling on the city’s roads. Many cyclists feels they get little support from other road users, literally sometimes, even knock them down. During peak hours, motorists even use the footpaths, exposing pedestrians to danger.
“In the recent past, many have started using a bicycle as a mode of transport to commute, but the safety aspect remains a point of debate. Riding with safety gear or a line of demarcation alone doesn’t guarantee safety, the other road users need to change their attitude, and they should learn to give way to cyclists. The most vulnerable people are the pedestrians, the food paths are encroached by street-vendors, motorists, and sometimes party flags,” John says.