How to use data to drive change?
Nashik embraced a data-driven decision making approach. One, they analysed the most-used cycling routes for diverse groups—including industrial workers, students, tourists—to select a strategic route to test cycle lanes. Two, a detailed analysis of the selected site at different times of day helped them identify the most pressing issues. And three, they collected data on the increase in number of cyclists, and also displayed this information across the city to inspire others to start cycling as well. The city now plans to redesign over 100 km of streets, building on its learnings from the pilot.