Where to park your bicycle? This question is often found missing from the cycling debates.
In the recent race of initiatives to promote cycling, the focus is often on the bike lanes, how it can reduce traffic congestion, how it can help in keeping you fit, how it reduces all the hassles of parking, but wait! Where do you park your bike in the first place? So, we, at Yulu, have decided to give our riders a brief yet descriptive guide to the parking do’s and don’ts. We encourage healthy bike riding and those who strictly abide by the traffic rules. Wear your helmets, keep your biking gears ready, take the bike lanes wherever possible, etc, etc.
With the increasing number of enthusiast cyclist is increasing the number of cycles hitting the roads. Cycle will slowly and definitely takeover the roads (yay!). Today we can see an evident increase in the number of bicycles on the roads, we see young adults actually understanding the need of the hour and opting for cycles instead of their personal vehicles or even heavy public transportation vehicles. With this rapid increase, the demand for separate lanes for bikes is also increasing; it is only the right thing to do. By doing this we can remove the load off the roads and the life of the roads will also improve.
To avoid such scenarios where bicycles become another obstruction, Yulu has designated Yulu zones in the area of service and we highly encourage the riders to park their Yulu bikes at a Yulu Zone which is marked in Yulu blue. In the event of unavailability of a Yulu zone, the riders are advised to park their bikes at any publicly accessible location that does not obstruct the traffic; pedestrians or vehicles. The bikes must be strictly parked at lawful parking spots, i.e. the bikes must not be parked in any private property, closed areas, or any other non-public spheres. Also note that, the bikes must be parked at a location which is visible and easily accessible by other Yulu riders.
Following are some of the parking Don’ts that a rider must avoid.
- Parking inside a Gated Community or a Gated office/building where we have not created a Yulu zone is a big no.
- Bikes must not be parked in an underground parking space as our bicycles become untraceable, causing massive issues for our Operations team.
- A bike should not be parked in areas that might lead to traffic or pedestrian obstruction.
By abiding by these do’s and don’ts you can stand as a responsible citizen and also lead others into following these. Join the Yulu #PedalTheChange movement and help us in making it better and better every passing day. To know more about Yulu visit www.yulu.bike and participate in bringing the biggest revolution in the way people commute by switching to cycling.