At least 25km of bicycle tracks will be added and docking stations built near every Metro station and cycle sheds near offices in New Town.
The township has been declared the winner in the Cycle 4 Change Challenge held last year and its authorities received Rs 1 crore as prize money earlier this year.
The authorities plan to utilise the money to create bicycle infrastructure across all three action areas.
The challenge, organised by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs, aims to support cycle-friendly initiatives across cities.
According to an New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) official, three types of infrastructure will be built — bicycle tracks, docking stations and bicycle sheds. Apart from these, light installations to encourage people to ride bicycles will be set up.
NKDA chairman Debashis Sen said they wanted people to ride cycles to their workplace or while getting their daily chores done. Cycling will also be encouraged as a last-mile connectivity option. “We will use the prize money to build infrastructure,” said Sen.
New Town already has around 20km of cycling tracks.
Apart from the 45km of cycle track, NKDA plans to add another 70km along with all ancillary infrastructure — cycle stand, signage, signal and cross over.
New Town already has an app-based bicycle sharing scheme that is quite popular among the residents as well as the office goers.
There are several docking stations across the three action areas and sheds have also come up, including in places like Nazrul Tirtha.