Bengaluru city has more than 12 thousand kilometers of roads within the BBMP limits, out of which 2 thousand kilometers are considered major roads. Safety for bicycles involves keeping them segregated from traffic on these corridors; most of which will need retrofitting of bicycle lanes on the carriageway. In order for bicycle lanes to be successful, they need to be physically segregated and yet allow water drainage via the curb drains. The barricades used for the purpose of physical segregation must allow visibility and prevent trespassing by motor vehicles. Apart from ensuring segregation and safety, they also need to be aesthetically-pleasing, and cost-wise, economical.
To design a visible barricade for cycle lanes which has a low footprint, is attractive and easy to install, prevents trespassing by motor vehicles, and ensures safety of cyclists. We are looking for turnkey solutions which include design, fabrication and installation.
You can be a product designer, architect, urban planner, civil engineer, professional, student, non profit or a company. If you do not bring all the skills needed to provide a turnkey solution please form a consortium before applying.
The selected design and prototype will be taken up and funded for implementation on a pilot stretch of one kilometer.