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Smart Commute Foundation’s Vision 2030 supported by The Consul General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands , Mrs. India Shweta Chaudhary, Film critic Taran Adarsh and many more.

 Smart Commute Foundation (SCF) kicked of celebrations for World Bicycle Day with a vision
‘To make Mumbai the Bicycle Capital of India by 2030’. The foundation simultaneously rolled out several initiatives for the cycling community at a press conference and panel discussion held on 27th May 2019 
 Announcing the 6th edition of 'GET CYCLONED 2019 ride in the city to celebrate World Bicycle Day, the Smart Commute Foundation for the first time in India unveiled a Road Identity card for PAN India cyclist’s. Through this initiative, it’s an attempt to educate the masses and create awareness towards physical activity such as Cycling to live a fulfilling life and staying protected against the unforeseen uncertainties.
Firoza Suresh with Shweta Chaudhary

The foundation urges citizens to participate actively in the reduction of city's congestion and carbon emissions and define a healthy road sharing culture for motorized and non-motorized transport on the city streets. Smart cities benefit immensely with cycling as it’s a low cost sustainable transport and efficient to reach the last mile.

The flagship initiative of SCF #Cycle2Work launched CYCLE2WORK HUB partners Mahindra & Mahindra Worli and Nirlon Goregaon with a commitment to encourage its employees to commute on a cycle and offer them parking facilities and other benefits. Ms. Firoza Suresh Founder of Smart Commute Foundation has pledged to make cycling a currency of HEALTH and new footprint for SUSTAINABLE Transportation. Speaking on the occasion, she said “The Cycle2Work culture has been growing rapidly in cities across India. The numbers have seen a sharp rise in Mumbai over the last five years. What has been encouraging for us is not just the tremendous response from Mumbaikars but also the support we have received from MCGM, Mumbai Traffic Police and Corporate fraternity. I feel quite confident that Mumbai will succeed in designing a cycling friendly mass transport environment for tomorrow.”

Mr. Guido Tielman, Consul General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands shares his experience of cycling in the Netherlands where it has impacted the quality of life for everyone. Not only for people using bikes for their daily commute, but it has also allowed them to utilize their free time better, contributing to a healthy lifestyle.

He adds, “We are happy to share our best practices but it is eventually India and Mumbai that has to decide what is the most appropriate model.”

Lending their support to the cause were present Taran Adarsh, a film critic and journalist and Shweta Chaudhary, Mrs. India Earth and Ambassador for Swachh Bharat. She applauded the youth of today who are more aware of the environment and willing to bring about a change.

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