Church Street First

The Clean Air Street

Church Street First - Open Call

DULT has opened up Church street for people to walk, bicycle and try out innovations in the non-motorised transport space including electric micro-mobility vehicles and charging infrastructure. Church Street is in the centre of Bengaluru and provides for a unique opportunity to test your vehicles and obtain valuable customer feedback.

The street will be closed for motor vehicle traffic Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 10PM from Nov 7, 2020 to Feb 28, 2021. However, innovators who participate in the open call will be allowed to test their product in the blocked stretch.

If you are an innovator who is manufacturing bicycles or electric micro-mobility vehicles not covered under the Motor Vehicles Act and Rules, or an operator of last mile services using these products, and would like to participate in a live street setting which attracts hundreds of visitors every weekend, this open call is for you. You will be able to demo a couple of your models for user trials for 8 weekends in January & February 2021.

The open call will open on the 5th December 2020 and close on 26th December, 2020. We will evaluate your application and inform you, so you can prepare for deployment on the first weekend of January, 2021.

Open call form for Innovators

DULT has opened up Church street for people to walk, bicycle and try out innovations in the non-motorised transport space including electric micro-mobility vehicles and charging infrastructure. Church Street is in the centre of Bengaluru and provides for a unique opportunity engage people and move it towards an emission free city.

The street will be closed for motor vehicle traffic Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 10PM from Nov 7, 2020 to Feb 28, 2021.

If you are a not-for profit organisation working in the sustainability domain around the topics of Clean Air, Sustainable Mobility, City/Street Design and would like to engage public in a COVID safe manner around awareness and action. This open call is for you. You can choose to conduct demonstrations, exhibition and engaging activities on Church Street for 8 weekends in January & February 2021

The open call will open on the 5th December 2020 and close on 26th December, 2020. We will evaluate your application and inform you ,so you can prepare for deployment on the first weekend of January, 2021.

Open call form for Activites

Government Partners

DULT
DULT
BBMP
BBMP
BTP
BTP
KSPCB
KSPCB

Bengaluru, like many other cities around the world, is facing the challenge of managing rapid growth while safeguarding the wellbeing and happiness of its communities and citizens. The sudden reduction in transport and other emissions due to physical distancing as a result of the covid-19 crisis creates an unprecedented opportunity to sustain reduced pollution levels and envision greener, healthier and more prosperous public spaces. As we breathe cleaner air, we must ensure we preserve sustainable travel behaviours once the immediate crisis has passed.

CleanAirStreet

Enjoy the street all for yourself, on foot or bicycle

Church Street

This is one of the busiest streets in the Central Business District of Bengaluru. Using the TenderSure frameworks, Church Street has recently undergone a significant transformation that has made it more pedestrian-friendly. With cobblestoned streets and wide walkable footpaths, the road is an attraction and on par with the best streets globally.

Under the Clean Air Street initiative, Church Street is one of the streets that will be closed for motor vehicles every weekend for 4 months beginning 7 November, 2020 to 28 February 2021. The aim is to reprioritise clean mobility and demonstrate the positive impact of streets focused on people and sustainable behaviours. The initiative will also provide the opportunity to trial and refine street designs and create a blueprint for other streets across Bengaluru and India as a whole.

From 7 November 2020 motorised vehicles will be restricted from entering the Clean Air Street on the weekends, from 10 AM to 12 Midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. Opening the stretch of road to organisations and initiatives enabling healthy and citizen-centric street environments which prioritise safe, green, and active forms of transportation.

In addition, Church Street will be transformed into a demonstration area for clean air innovations including:

  • Active and sustainable mobility solutions,
  • Air quality monitors, and
  • Tools and activities to help people understand the benefits of pedestrianisation and clean air.

Wish to engage?

If you are an artist, performer or an individual interested in hosting engaging activities and experiences for one or more weekends during the duration of the Clean Air Street.  We can make space available for you.
Your activity should be aligned with our overall aim of reprioritising clean air and green mobility and demonstrating the positive impact of streets focused on people and sustainable behaviours. 

I'm interested

Glimpses from the street

7/8 November 2020

14/15 November 2020

21/22 November 2020

28/29 November 2020