“Pune can be a city where people find cycling, using public transport and walking convenient, comfortable, safe and attractive. Tell me how PMC can help you use a cycle, bus or walk wherever you want to go, for your day to day travel needs. I am committed to address your concerns.”
– Kunal Kumar, IAS, Pune Municipal Commissioner on World Environment Day 2016
The Pune Cycle Plan being prepared in 2016 is your chance to help make Pune a cycle-friendly city. Join Us!
Why a Cycle Plan for Pune Schedule for public consultations
Transportation is one of the main civic issues identified by Pune’s citizens. Over 500 motorized two-wheelers and cars are registered in Pune everyday. The increase in motorized traffic is leading to air pollution, health impacts, accidents, congestion and more time wasted stuck in traffic. Widening roads or building flyovers are not long-term solutions.
The vision for future transportation planning as accepted in the Comprehensive Mobility Plan of Pune (CMP) is
“Moving people safely and economically by emphasizing public transport and non-motorized transport.”
The CMP outlines various measures including improvement of footpaths, investment in public transport, regulation of parking, education and outreach on transportation issues and improved enforcement of traffic regulations.
Non motorized transport includes walk and cycle. Improvements in non-motorized transport are to take place with improved street design, including footpaths and crossings, and the preparation of the Comprehensive Bicycle Plan.
The current share of trips by walk and cycle are 32%. The Comprehensive Mobility Plan suggests that by 2031 at least half the trips in Pune, that is 50%, should be by walk or cycle. Pune already has about 23% work trips by walk.
Can the share of work trips by cycle go up from 9% to 25%?
Towards this end, Pune Municipal Corporation is preparing a comprehensive Pune Cycle Plan which will have recommendations for the following components:
- Physical infrastructure including cycle network, parking
- Phases of implementation based on identified priorities
- Financial estimates
- Implementation mechanisms and staff structure at the Pune Municipal Corporation
Citizens Engagement in Preparing the Plan
Citizens’ inputs will help in shaping the Pune Cycle Plan.There are several opportunities to be involved. Go to ‘Public Inputs‘ to share your ideas.
About the Plan Process
The project for preparation of a Comprehensive Bicycle Plan for Pune is supported by the Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India.
The Traffic Dept of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is overseeing the preparation of the plan. Eventually, the implementation of the plan will be undertaken by the Non-motorized Transport Cell of PMC. The PMC has appointed the consortium of iTrans – Innovative Transport Solutions Pvt Ltd, Prasanna Desai Architects and Centre for Environment Education as Consultants for preparation of the Comprehensive Bicycle Plan for Pune.
- Request for Proposal
- Work Order, 3 December 2015
- Minutes of Inception Meeting, 7 January 2016
- Minutes of Meeting with State Urban Development Department, 20 February 2016
- Minutes of Meeting of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, 2 March 2016
- Inception Presentation (updated), 2 March 2016
Inception Report (pdf, 5 mb, opens in new window)