Here are some of the people and institutions behind the launch of Cycle Chalao!
· Vijay Sathaye
· Manish Motwani
· Sunil Bhagat
· Prakash Wagh
· T-ward Officer
· Kelkar College – Principal, Faculty and a lot of Students!
· Traffic Police Department
· Various Rotary Clubs
· Residential Societies around Kelkar College
· Every individual and organisation at our Board & Advisory Panel
· Cycle Chalao! Core Team :)
Place: Mulund East Railway Station to Vaze Kelkar College (Distance: 2.5kms)
Logistics: 30 regular MTB’s with self Locks, Customised Mudguards and few Bicycles with Baskets, Robust Locking facility near Railway station, Registers, Toolbox, First Aid & Us!
Customers: Students of Vaze Kelkar College
Model: Students of Kelkar College have used bicycles in their routine commuting between college and railway station for two months! By picking up a bike from station and dropping it at the college and vice-versa, reaching college has never been so fun, easy, green & cool!
The best part was that all our subscriptions were sold off in the first week of launch itself :-)
We've successfully converted many students who used to travel by Auto-Rickshaws to Bicycles, Apart from cutting their carbon footprints and burning calories they also saved money and made the vicinity of their college a bit cleaner, greener and quieter!
We've crossed our benchmarks to measure the success of the pilot phase in the first month itself and are still wondering on all the factors which lead us to the beautiful numbers.
The success of the model operationally and financially showed the feasibility of Cycle Chalao! And answers all the doubts raised by our critics in the best way possible. We are now set to scale and need your support to reach our vision ‘To make Cycling as the Best Mode of Public Transportation in India'