Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat, is a planned city characterized by sectors of distinct land uses with government facilities comprising the central sectors. Poor connectivity within the city compelled the government to conceptualize a cycle sharing system for the city in 2013. ITDP supported the Gandhinagar Urban Development Authority (GUDA) in carrying out site visits, identifying the locations for stations, and determining station sizes. ITDP worked with GUDA to prepare a feasibility report and tendering documents. The system planned for Gandhinagar will include 103 stations with 1,430 cycles, covering an area of 21.8 square kilometers.
This system aims to address the connectivity gap in Gandhinagar by linking residential, commercial, and institutional sectors. Cycle sharing also will complement public transport services, including intercity services provided by the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC), the local the city bus system VTCOS, and the planned Janmarg bus rapid transit link from Ahmedabad.