Dec 22: If things go as planned, turning Thimphu into a bicycle city would not only help address the increasing traffic and parking woes but also add little contribution to keep environment clean.
The government is planning to distribute bicycles donated by Japanese during his recent visit to traffic police, government employees. Japanese had donated some 400 bicycles.
The government makes plans to encourage Thimphu residents to use eco-friendly bicycles while traveling around city and use motor vehicles only for distant travels. Some ministries have already started campaign, with ministers and employees walking to office on foot, leaving behind their vehicles at home.
Local authorities have been instructed to create parking places for bicycles. However, the road construction corporation has yet to develop any designs foy bicycle riders in the city roads.
Despite that the dress code of the country is not much friendly with bicycles. It is not only odd but impossible to ride on bicycles wearing gho and kira.