ABSTRACT: The last few years have seen many countries focusing on sustainability in their developmental agenda. In developed countries the cycling policy has in recent years evolved from a peripheral matter into one to be considered as a priority, in line with the policies for other means of transport. Being a clean, green and healthier mode, bicycling holds the key for sustainable urban mobility and better environmental qualities for our urban areas. This paper concentrates on the need for urban planners to solve the urban mobility problems with the introduction and integration of bicycle oriented transit facilities with the existing transportation network in Indian cities. Planning interventions are very essential in providing traffic calming and infrastructural support coupled with the appropriate policy backup, so as to encourage a modal shift from motorized transport to bicycling, which is discussed in detail in this paper citing some successful examples around the world.