A design thinking workshop was organized for the community members of Kilagal, a core Kathmandu neighborhood in partnership with the City Planning Commission. The workshop helped to explore different strategic intervention plans to implement gradual vehicle regulation in the community. The workshop also helped to bridge the connection between community members and the city planning commission personnels. Participation was done online as well as in-person. After consultation with the Parliamentarians of Bagmati Province, a session with ward officials of different wards in the historic core of Kathmandu Metropolitan City is being organized. The response of the meetings will then help to build the strategy and content of the workshop. A municipal level workshop has been identified as a necessary step before organizing a national level workshop as stated in the Livable Cities Nepal annual plan.
The Digo Bikas team also had a series of meetings with Biratnagar Metropolitan City on vehicle-free development and non-motorized transport. DBI was successful in convincing Biratnagar Metropolitan City to have a bicycle master plan in the 2020/21-year policy and plan red book. DBI with its partner organization will be assisting the BMC to conduct a survey and prepare an assessment report on possible areas for bicycle lanes in Biratnagar. Further DBI will provide technical assistance in identifying possible areas for vehicle-free zones and vehicle-free night markets in Biratnagar.