Pune Bicycle Partnership

The Pune Bicycle Plan was approved by PMC’s General Body on 14 December 2017. The Cycle Plan has been prepared with support from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt of India and includes proposals for a city-wide cycle network, a detailed project report (DPR) for a Public Bicycle Share system, cycle promotion activities, participatory reviews of plan implementation etc.

World Bicycle Day: Interesting experiment shows that cycling in Pune only marginally slower than a car at peak hours

On the occasion of World Bicycle Day, NGOs Save Pune Traffic Movement (SPTM) and Parisar conducted an experiment to find out how the bicycle fares as a mode of transit compared to the car. Simultaneous trips spanning around 100 kms across the city were made by car and bicycle during peak hours on three days to find out how the bicycle fares when compared to the car. 

It was found that on average, a bicycle needs just 45 seconds - 1 minute more than a car to go 1 km.

Helmet compliance in Pune drops by 20% - Survey by Parisar

Parisar survey shows helmet compliance rate dropped from 66% to 46% after Police stopped on-road enforcement

A survey conducted by Parisar has revealed that only 46% two-wheeler users in the city wear a helmet. The survey was conducted on 5 days at 10 junctions scattered across the city. 712 photographs were taken and analysed. 5,498 two-wheelers were captured in the survey, which included 995 two-wheelers with a pillion. Out of these 3003 (55%) riders were observed to be wearing a helmet, while only 30 (3%) pillion riders were using a helmet.

Parisar writes to PMPML - no delays in starting improvement of PMPML services

Parisar conducted a trends analysis of PMPML from 2016-18 on various PMPML performance indicators like ridership, breakdowns, fleet size and so on. The results of the study were alarming, showing a stagnation of ridership for the three years.