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Status of Cycling in Pune

According to Pune’s Comprehensive Mobility Plan:

“Historically Pune is known for its use of bicycles. Due to the significant slum population and student population there is a significant continued usage of bicycles in Pune. Walking and cycling constitute approximately 33-35% of the total trips in Pune. It is important that initiatives are taken to not only preserve but to enhance the share and safety of the Non-motorized Transport.”

vehicular growth

Growth in Motorized Vehicles in Pune Region (from IBI Group and CEE, 2015, Presentation on ‘Rainbow Bus Rapid Transit’)

Vehicle population has been rising manifold, and especially over the last two decades. The impacts include increased congestion and travel times, pollution, and accidents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of Cycling Infrastructure in other countries

Useful Links

Watch a film showing the transformation of Amsterdam into a Cycling City

A useful guidebook about Cycling Infrastructure Cycling-inclusive Policy Development. A Handbook