Time spent commuting in metro cities

Time spent commuting in metro cities

Time is undoubtedly the most precious thing in a human being’s life. There is a saying; “Time is Money”. So, it is clear that there is hardly anyone in the world who would want to willingly waste their time. In the fast paced world of today,  people find it difficult to find time for themselves. In a situation like this, imagine how frustrating it would be for people to waste it stuck in traffic. Working 8+ hours a day is not an easy task, and all you can think of by the end of it is going back to your place and relaxing- and being stuck in traffic for an hour or two does not help with that for sure. In metro cities, cars and buses are the major modes of daily commute to offices, schools and colleges. When there are hundreds of cars and buses on roads which can accommodate less than half the traffic that is on them, it is evident that they would be heavily congested. And to get to the destination in such heavily congested roads would definitely be a harrowing and time consuming task. One might be surprised to know the amount of time consumed in traffic in metro cities like Bengaluru or Pune. The daily average commute time increased by six percent this year owing to traffic and heavy congestion on roads. This means an approximate of two and half hours are wasted every month in traffic. That not only is frustrating but also affects work and productivity.

This also causes heavy pollution on roads and increases the daily cost incurred by commuters. Taking this problem up as a challenge, Yulu is here to provide you with an alternate solution that could help you and the society overall. The roads are filled with motor vehicles which move slowly and take up a lot of space. Taking up cycling or using any other eco vehicles to travel daily would save travelers a lot of time and that would definitely have a positive impact in their daily life and productivity at work. Saving money and time is equally important and we are always in search for an opportunity to commit to savings. But, as you might be aware, it is not that easy. The metro cities are where the most work happens and output is received, and if the metro cities are always congested and it takes up working hours from the employees, it would reduce the profit of the country. To make daily commute much smoother, we must take baby steps. To begin with, we must leave our home on time in order to avoid rush hour traffic. Secondly, instead of always opting for motor vehicles from home, try taking up the habit of cycling. It will not only get you through the traffic, but will also benefit your health and the environment, which is degrading rapidly. If the distance between your place of residence to your workplace is not much, cycling is a great option. Just pedal your way dodging all the barriers on your route. If the distance between your place and your work place is a lot, and if the ways are usually congested nearby, you can always opt to cycle a few kilometers and get a bus later, where the congestion on roads is not much.

Travelling to work should be something you look forward to, rather than something that frustrates and irritates you. To ensure that, Yulu has come up with cycles for your daily commute such that you travel on roads smoothly instead of being stagnant. Yulu provides cycles on rent for commuting from one place to another at very cheap and affordable rates compared to the expenditure on buses and cars. So all that is left is to scan and rent a cycle using the Yulu app and skip the traffic on roads. Pedal the change!

Author: Yulu

Yulu's vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. We strongly believe that short commute mode can be made more Efficient, Affordable and GREEN, thereby ensuring that future generations will have a healthy environment to live. We want to replace big personal vehicles with a smaller form factor that does not require fossil fuel. We are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. We are a mission-driven company based out of India with a solid founding team and big ambitions. At Yulu we believe that every day is a mission and success is exciting when its attained with fun and as a team. If you want to solve the problem of traffic congestion, reduce pollution, positively impact the society, let's have a conversation to partner in our journey to shape a new India for our future generations.

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