Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Sunday conducted a drive against illegal food stands, installations, and parking on the Manik Mia Avenue bicycle lane, reports UNB.
During the drive, led by DNCC Executive Magistrate Md Masud Hossain, illegal installations, food stands, and parking occupying both sides of Manik Mia Avenue bicycle lane were evicted.Two cars were fined Tk2,500 for illegal parking on one of the capital’s second dedicated bicycle lanes.
Also, around 100 makeshift shops were removed and five people were fined Tk600 for not wearing a surgical mask.
Bangladeshi bicyclists have been calling for separate lanes for them for a long time. And the country’s first such lane was inaugurated in Agargaon in October 2019.
Meanwhile, European metropolises have spent decades building out highly developed and widely used biking networks.
Paris has committed to quickly building hundreds of kilometres of bike lanes and creating car-free places for people. Also, lots of American cities have decent bike lanes.