Yesterday, we were happy to share our cycle, and our philosophy of cycle sharing, with a guest from Copenhagen. Copenhagen happens to be one of our inspirations for making our towns and cities cycle friendly, so, we were naturally excited. Henrik Valeur, architect-urbanist, critic, curator, thinker and writer, came to IISc to check out Namma Cycle.
Henrik shared his thoughts, philosophies and ideas about cycle sharing and gave us some suggestions. We also shared with him the challenges of implementing a bicycle sharing system in the urban Indian context. He admitted that though Copenhagen was the first to introduce an urban bike sharing program called Copenhagen City Bikes, they have a lot to improve in terms of technology.
His two friends, Shraddha and Ashwin, both urban designers and architects, were also mighty impressed to see such a system in action. Shraddha was particularly happy about getting her cycle adjusted for her height 🙂