Even as there is interest among youths and professionals in city to ride bicycles, the government has drawn flak for not promoting the 'green' transport. Lack of adequate cycle tracks and encroachments on existing tracks have been a cause of concern, experts said.

"Government should spread awareness about cycle tracks and properly maintain existing ones. The cycle tracks should be made free from encroachment," said Bhrugu Mishra, co-founder of Bepara Foundation Trust (BFT), a voluntary organization, which promotes cycling.