Measures to integrate cycling into transport system
The need to integrate non-motorized modes of transport has been extensively discussed by the Cabinet.
Accordingly, taking into consideration the submissions made by the Minister of Environment, the relevant Ministries and Institutions agreed to take the following steps under a joint approach.
– Marking of bicycle lanes suitable for existing roads and upgrading of existing pedestrian lanes
– Steps to include bicycle and pedestrian lanes for future roads
– Taking necessary measures to encourage the use of bicycles for the staff of government offices
– Providing necessary facilities for office cyclists including parking and access.
Speaking during the Cabinet briefing held this morning (15), Minister of Environment – Mahinda Amaraweera said that he hoped that someday, it would even be possible for the Cabinet ministers to cycle to work at least once a month.