Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam yesterday called upon everyone to use bicycles to present a beautiful Dhaka city to the future generation.
He made the call while inaugurating the bicycle service Jobike at Gulshan in the capital.
The mayor said, "All over the world, rich and poor, men and women use bicycles. It has been launched experimentally here. Then, there is a plan to expand it to Uttara and the entire DNCC in phases."
"We are working to ensure space for passers-by and bicycle lanes," he said, urging city dwellers to use bicycles to maintain social distance.
Atiqul Islam said, "Let's use bicycles to save the environment and reduce carbon emissions. We should use bicycles to present a beautiful city to future generations. It will even save money. If we want to save Dhaka city, we have to increase the use of environment-friendly modes of transportation. Cycling will also save time. "
Jobike will be available in Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and Niketan. Hundreds of bicycles have already been parked at 22 points in these areas.