when this article says cycle track do not exist.. its because urban town planners / politicians didnt think so far.. bad roads, bad infrastructure, mismanagement of traffic.. blame on state govt. politicians for all bad things happening..
I don't think it is a good idea, given the air pollution and the chances of being hit by a motor vehicle. Of course it would be great if the authorities could make cycling feasible and pleasant in our cities and on our highways.
(I have cycled in North Mumbai in the 1970s and in the U.S. as a student, both around town and cross country.)
It is good to cycle but it is quite risky in few cities. Very few cycling lanes are available in cities and as mentioned by you there is a cycling lane in Bangalore in but this is only hijacked by other vehicles for parking. cycling is good for everybody and the environment but we don\'t have the proper infra and if willing to take that extra risk, go for it.
most rash driving cases happens here, not to mention the bad roads, also people take you like beggar, it might be a good idea in villages or on good road with required infrastructure, else you are just digging your grave unknowingly in a city like mumbai.
My family members will never be convinced of cycling 17 kms to office and back when the number of vehicles on road ( especially the huge AC buses which ply in my office locality called Salt Lake) is so high which will make cycling prone to accident. Not possible here in Kolkata unless Government makes stringent norms to reduce public vehicles.