Applications are now open for the selection of the next Junior Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati, as well as 21 more Bicycle Councillors for the remaining 21 wards of the city.
A team of 10 bicycle councillors from 10 municipal wards of Guwahati, along with two bicycle ambassadors were selected in November 2020. They are currently working with the Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati to make the city the most cycling-friendly one in India by 2030.
The primary role of a bicycle councillor is to work towards the promotion of cycling in their wards by engaging with the people, communicating with various stakeholders, and organising activities, campaigns and events, etc.
Any citizen of India and a resident of Guwahati, between the age of 18 to 65, can apply for the position which has a 2-year tenure. The bicycle councillor’s position is honorary, voluntary and non-political. The last date for submitting applications is May 15, 2021. To know more about the Bicycle Councillors program click on the link below:
To give the youngsters of the city a voice to make the city safe for cycling, a Junior Bicycle Mayor was also appointed last year. The first-ever Junior Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati, Malav Dutta, was selected on June 3, 2020. His one year tenure is coming to an end soon, and the search for the next Junior Bicycle Mayor has begun. Any citizen of India between the ages 12 to 17, and studying between classes 6th to 11th in any school from Guwahati, can apply. The last date to apply for the Junior Bicycle Mayor position is May 31, 2021. To know more about the Junior Bicycle Mayor program click on the link below:
The above positions are recognised by BYCS, a Netherlands-based social enterprise working towards promoting cycling across the world. The above programs have been initiated by the Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati with the support of Pedal for a Change, Guwahati Active Mobility Forum and The Green Lane Foundation.