“There is no doubt that this is a good initiative. But only marking the lane is not enough, as these are occupied by different vendors and motorbikers. Even buses stand here to take passengers. The lane has to be completely free, otherwise there is no use of it.”Separate cycle lanes have been a long-standing demand of bikers in the country. In October 2019, the country’s first such lane was inaugurated in Agargaon. The Manik Mia one is the capital’s second dedicated cycle lane. The lanes have been marked green with white cycle icons on both sides of the 0.99km road, starting from the intersection opposite Lalmatia Aarong to Khamarbari.