Surat's journey to safe cycling...
"It is encouraging to see a large number of children and senior citizens join veteran cyclists on the streets. We hope to see the cycling community of Surat grow in the days to come."
– Dr. Rajesh J Pandya
Advisor, Surat Municipal Corporation
Check out Surat's stage 01 journey video!
How can we change how people perceive cycling?
Start young. Surat started out with a focus on creating a whole generation of children who look at cycling as a lifestyle. The city started a first-of-its-kind cycling curriculum for schools; selected Cycling Ambassadors to champion the cause of cycling; and launched design competitions for children to envision cycling-friendly streets. Piloting pop-up cycle lanes along schools and residential areas also ensured children were able to test them and give their inputs. While changing today, Surat is already pedalling towards a better tomorrow!