Protected: Sustainable Mobility Network

The Sustainable Mobility Network is a collective of organisations in India working together towards the vision for adopting the triple zero approach – ‘Zero Emissions, Zero Exclusion, and Zero Road Deaths’.

BYCS (India Foundation) is a founding member, alongside the Council for Active Mobility, Jhatkaa, ITDP, YLAC, The Urban Catalyst, ………….

Challenge and Opportunity

Although a global challenge, Indian cities face some of the worst pollution in the world, with exhaust fumes and traffic collisions severely impacting health, particularly for vulnerable populations like the young and elderly.

The scale and advanced stage of this challenge presents Indian cities with a clear pathway to improving quality of life by making urban space human centric again. Starting by strengthening the grassroots cycling cultures and enabling communities to lead the change they want to see, is the knowledge area BYCS brings to the project.

Sustainable Mobility Network Theory of Change

In each active city, BYCS are working closely with partner organisations to empower new voices for sustainable mobility, generate consistent media attention around activations, and push key policy changes that introduce measures to disincentivise private car use, improve public transport, and help cities re- allocate street space.

This is implemented on the ground via a network of volunteers, often activated through the Bicycle Mayor Network carrying out community engagement events throughout cities, encouraging behavioural shifts towards walking and cycling for short trips, and promoting awareness about the benefits of active transportation.



The “My 15 Min City” campaign, which [INSERT WHAT IT DOES] is initiated, with over 1500 signatures within 6 months.


12 in-person community engagement events are launched across the country involving over 700 people.




In Delhi programmes were implemented for cycle commute training sessions and school cycling advocacy for children.


In Chennai initiatives supported municipal planning and development work including knowledge capacitation on traffic calming and school streets.


In Bengaluru the network campaigned to pass the Active Mobility Bill in regional government, receiving over 4400 signatures.


In Karnataka state, a slow streets initiative pas spear-headed in partnership with the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, with 150 potential slow street locations mapped.

signatures collected on the active mobility bill

slow streets mapped

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The Sustainable Mobility Network is continuing to work throughout India to improve the quality of urban life through clean and healthy tranportation. If you would like to speak with BYCS about the opportunity of working with or supporting this project please get in touch.


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