Poribesh Bachao Andolon (Poba) and Bangladesh Tourist Cyclist on Friday demanded that bicycle parks should be set up in the country’s tourist centres to benefit environmentally conscious tourists.
The two organisations jointly placed the demand at a human chain in front of the National Museum in the capital’s Shahbagh.
They called for creating a bicycle network and bicycle-friendly infrastructure, urging cyclists to ride bicycles more consciously and encouraging them to follow the rules, and build awareness of using bicycle lanes.
Besides, they suggested providing cycling training to the students of each educational institution with the benefits of using this eco-friendly vehicle, managing safe roads and bicycle lanes to prevent accidents, and ensuring safe cycling by clearing the small number of bicycle lanes.
They also recommended building public opinion to encourage the children to ride bicycle, setting up bicycle parks in different tourist centres and offering government facilities to domestic and foreign tourist cyclists.
Chairman of Bangladesh Human Rights Association Manzur Hossain Isha, Coordinator of Bangladesh Tourist Cycling Rozina Akter Dunil, President of Dhaka University Cycling Club Nazmul Hasan, General Secretary of Bangladesh Cycle Lane Implementation Council Arif Ahmed, Vice-President of BD Click Didar Hossain Patwari, Green Force Member Ahsan Habib, among others, attended the human chain presided over by Chief Coordinator of Bangladesh Tourist Cycling Aminul Islam Tubbus.