Pune: Innovative 'Cycle Bus' Initiative Launched In Kothrud School To Enhance Student Safety

Pune: Innovative 'Cycle Bus' Initiative Launched In Kothrud School To Enhance Student Safety

This collaborative effort by Save Pune Traffic Movement and Parisar, enthusiastically endorsed by the school, introduces the innovative concept of a 'Cycle Bus' aimed at enhancing the safety and visibility of student cyclists navigating Pune's roads.

Aakash SinghUpdated: Friday, March 15, 2024, 04:57 PM IST
article-image
Pune: Innovative 'Cycle Bus' Initiative Launched In Kothrud School To Enhance Student Safety |

In a pioneering move, the 'Cycle Bus' initiative was inaugurated on Thursday at BVB's Paranjape Vidyamandir School in Kothrud.

This collaborative effort by Save Pune Traffic Movement and Parisar, enthusiastically endorsed by the school, introduces the innovative concept of a 'Cycle Bus' aimed at enhancing the safety and visibility of student cyclists navigating Pune's roads.

Functioning akin to a traditional school bus, the 'Cycle Bus' involves students riding together in a group rather than individually to and from school. This collective approach improves visibility for drivers of other vehicles, thereby bolstering the safety of the cyclists.

16 children from the school first run

The inaugural run saw around 16 children from the school joining the first two Cycle Buses, marking the first implementation of such a concept in India.

Harshad Abhyankar from SPTM expressed optimism, stating, "This concept is being trialed for the first time in Pune, and potentially in all of India. We hope it gains traction, prompting more schools to participate."

Tanzeel Allapur from Parisar emphasised that the Cycle Bus initiative not only enhances safety for children cycling to school but also encourages parents of younger children to permit their kids to cycle independently, as they will be accompanied by older, experienced students.

RECENT STORIES

Pune Accident: Man Loses Balance While Riding Bike, Gets Run Over By Mercedes Car; CCTV Footage...

Pune Accident: Man Loses Balance While Riding Bike, Gets Run Over By Mercedes Car; CCTV Footage...

Nashik Crime: Four Held For Murder, Liquor Seized By Adgaon Police

Nashik Crime: Four Held For Murder, Liquor Seized By Adgaon Police

Nashik: Uniforms Missing as Schools Distribute Textbooks

Nashik: Uniforms Missing as Schools Distribute Textbooks

More Than 12 Dams Go Dry in Nashik District

More Than 12 Dams Go Dry in Nashik District

NCP Reviews Strategy for MLC Polls in Nashik

NCP Reviews Strategy for MLC Polls in Nashik