Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune City

The National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), 2006 formulated by the Ministry of Urban Development seeks to transform the current urban transport system into a safe, convenient and efficient transportation system across all urban areas in India. In order to ensure that the various urban transport projects that are being developed by the cities are NUTP compliant, the ministry in March 2007 issued a circular indicated that a “Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) be prepared that focuses on mobility of people rather than vehicles and accordingly give priority to pedestrians, Non-Motorized Transport (NMT), all modes of public transport and IPT.”

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioned Wilbur Smith Associates and IL&FS Urban Infrastructure and Services Limited to prepare the Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune.

  • February 2008                   Draft CMP presented to PMC
  • June 2008                            Approved by standing committee
  • November 2008                General body sets up a panel to study the plan
  • July 2010                              Mayor invites suggestions from corporators
  • 12 May 2012                       GB approves CMP

Highlights

CMP

  • CMP seeks to “move people, not vehicles”
  • Sixty per cent of the total investment is for public/mass transport systems
  • In the first phase, focus should be on traffic management measures
  • Augmenting BRT, public transport must in first phase

About Road Safety

  • Make all traffic signs retro-reflective
  • Have traffic markings on all roads
  • Ensure adequate street lighting on roads
  • Implement traffic management measures near railway stations and the Swargate area
  • Carry out junction improvements for road safety

Non-Motorised Transport

  • Footpaths to promote walking for short trips
  • They should be at least 1.5m wide
  • Design must discourage two-wheelers from using them
  • Pedestrian zebra-crossings must be clearly marked near traffic signals
  • Footpaths at busy intersections should have handrails

Parking Management Plan

  • Parking plaza must discourage commercial use
  • It should facilitate public transport/ NMT
  • Parking plazas should improve traffic circulation
  • Consider implementing congestion charges

Full text of the Comprehensive Mobility Plan

Available on the website http://www.punecorporation.org/Mobility%20Plan.aspx

It presents the project activities, the results and the findings of the study and is organized in nine chapters

  1. Chapter 1 Scope and objective and terms of reference for the study
  2. Chapter 2 Study methodology
  3. Chapter 3 Urban development and growth direction
  4. Chapter 4 Existing urban transport system characteristics
  5. Chapter 5 Review of past studies
  6. Chapter 6 Development of travel demand model & Traffic forecasts
  7. Chapter 7 Vision for Pune city
  8. Chapter 8 Mobility Plan Elements
  9. Chapter 9 Mobility Plan investment program
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