Saturday, 25 July 2020

Pune Cycle Plan










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Pune Cycle Plan Brochure





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Pune Cycle Plan was presented at the UN Habitat World Urban Forum


( PMC Pune Bicycle Plan prepared by I-Trans + PDA + CEE at UN Habitat World Urban Forum )


Monday, 10 February 2020

Post courtesy : Pune Cycle Plan Facebook Page

Pune Cycle Plan was presented at the UN Habitat World Urban Forum today by the Pune Municipal Corporation, sharing the experiences thus far, challenges, and seeking cooperation and long-term support for implementation.






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“Pune Cycle Plan : Safe Rides for Everyone, Everywhere"



World Architecture & Design Awards 2019



Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The streets of Pune used to echo the sound of cycle bells in the mornings and evenings during the early years when people took their cycles to work and back home . Today, the cycle bells have been replaced by the honks of motor vehicles that crowd the streets 24×7.

The  existing  infrastructure  was  not  well  executed, it was discontinuous, and poorly maintained, which contributed to people abandoning the cycle.

As part of the proposal, the team  worked out a network of streets that aimed at achieving Complete - Continuous - Connected, and Safe Cycle Network in the City.
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First Award | Category: Transportation

Architect: Prasanna Desai
Studio: Prasanna Desai Architects

Team Members:
In collaboration with Innovative Transport Solutions (I-Trans), New Delhi, &  Centre for Environmental Education (CEE), Pune,
Ar. Chetan Sodaye, Ar. Jagdish Temkar, Ar. Vinaya Thakur

Country: India
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Article link : http://www.architecturepressrelease.com/pune-cycle-plan-safe-rides-for-everyone-everywhere-by-prasanna-desai-architects-2/







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“Pune Cycle Plan : Safe Rides for Everyone, Everywhere"


International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018


Friday, 26 October 2018

The streets of Pune used to echo the sound of cycle bells in the mornings and evenings during the early years when people took their cycles to work and back home . Today, the cycle bells have been replaced by the honks of motor vehicles that crowd the streets 24×7.

The  existing  infrastructure  was  not  well  executed, it was discontinuous, and poorly maintained, which contributed to people abandoning the cycle.

As part of the proposal, the team  worked out a network of streets that aimed at achieving Complete - Continuous - Connected, and Safe Cycle Network in the City.
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Second Award | Category: Transportation

Architects: Prasanna Desai
Studio Name: Prasanna Desai Architects

Team Members: 
In Collaboration With Innovative Transport Solutions  (I Trans) , New Delhi  &  Centre for Environmental Education (CEE) , Pune, Ar. Chetan Sodaye, Ar. Jagdish Temkar, Ar. Vinaya Thakur

Country: India
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Setting up Cycle Stands all around the 

Pune under the guidelines of Pune Cycle Plan



Thursday, 04 October 2018

Its good to see people following rules and using facilities as per design. The locals can be seen using the cycle stands to park their cycles diligently.







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PDA Participation in PEDL Hunt 


Sunday, 3 June 2018


Team PDA at the PEDL hunt organised to mark the occasion of World Bicycle Day.
Also, Krishna Varma, a member of team PDA completed all the tasks and stages successfully.








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Committed to Cycling

Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar with the newly formed Bicycle Department and the public bicycle share companies


Thursday, 5 April 2018

New Bicycle Department formed at PMCA Bicycle Department has been set up at PMC to implement the Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan which was recently approved by the General Body. The mandate of the department is to ensure the development of cycle tracks and cycle parking, oversee public bicycle share systems, coordinate with Traffic Police for traffic discipline for making cycling safer. The Bicycle Department will also take up activities to popularise cycling and to conduct participatory audit by cyclists as the infrastructure gets developed.This new Bicycle Department at PMC is headed by Mr Narendra Salunkhe, Superintending Engineer, and has 6 staff members, within the Traffic Dept. The Bicycle Department has already been holding weekly meetings with the public bicycle share companies, Road Dept, Metro to plan and coordinate these activities.According to Mr. Kunal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner, "the formation of the Bicycle Department is part of the commitment made by the PMC to promote bicycling in the city. We are very serious about this sustainable transport mode, and it requires dedicated staff to create and maintain the infrastructure".

It was a pleasure & an honour for Prasanna Desai Architects, Pune (PDA) to have been associated as an Urban Design Team with preparation of the Pune Cycle Plan along with lead consultant iTrans, New Delhi ( Dr. Anvita Arora ) & CEE Pune ( Ms. Sanskriti Menon )The two year journey has reached its first mile stone and we are thankful to Mr. Kunal Kumar the Municipal Commissioner, Mr. Srinivas Bonala, Mr. Sanjay Pol & Mr. Narendra Salunke.We would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to the BAC ( Bicycle Advisory Committee ) consisting of Mr. Ranjit Gadgil ( Parisar ), Mr. Harshad Abhyankar ( ITDP ), Mr. Ajay Phatak, Mr. Jayant Joshi, Mr. Binoy Mascharenhas ( WRI ), Mr. Vikas Thakar and Mr. Rutul Joshi for their guidance & support throughout the preparation of the cycle plan for their guidance & support throughout the preparation of the cycle plan.










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Women’s Day with encouragment to Cycling


Monday, 5 March 2018


We believe that bicycles are wheels of change and this Women's Day we are happy and proud to share these positive sights from Pune city.

Happy Cycling 
Happy Women's Day!







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Public Bicycle Sharing : Cycle Stand marking Photographs

------( Public Bicycle Sharing under PMC Pune Bicycle Plan prepared by I-Trans + PDA + CEE was recognized UN Habitat World Urban Forum )------


from December 2017 to March 2018

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Day Time Photographs :




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Night Time Photographs :





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With 3.5 lakh trips done and counting, Pune public bicycle share is growing



Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Times of India, Pune
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Four months from the launch on December 5, the public bicycle sharing scheme seems to be a hit in the city.PBS makes cycles available to the public at a nominal cost for short-term use.

Happy Cycling!Happy Earth Day!


Pune Cycle Plan Pune Municipal Corporation
#PDATeam



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Encroachments are eating up spaces meant for cycles.


Saturday, 4 October 2017

The Times Of India, Pune Page 04


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Can Pune Embrace Bicycles Once Again?


Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Hindustan Times, Pune Page 02


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PEDL  Launch

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Pune Smart City Introduces PEDL "Public Cycle Sharing Service" - in Pune_________________________________________________

PEDL is a smart cycle rental service. All you have to do is scan the QR code via app. Unlock the cycle and enjoy your ride. Just lock the cycle when your trip is done. No Hassles. BRING OUT THE CYCLIST IN YOU!















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Pune Cycle Plan Workshop

(  I-Trans + PDA + CEE  along with Pune Municipal Corporation )


Tuesday, 9 January 2017

Full Day of Detailed Discussions & Deliberations.

Pune Cycle Plan
Centre for Environment Education
India Innovative Transport Solutions (iTrans) Pvt. Ltd.







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Press Release of Pune Cycle Plan by Hon. Municipal Commissioner Mr. Kunal Kumar.


(  ITDP + PDA + Parisar + CEE  along with Pune Municipal Corporation )


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

8th June 2016 - Press Release of Pune Cycle Plan by Hon. Municipal Commissioner Mr. Kunal Kumar.
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Pune Cycle Plan is being prepared in 2016 under the aegis of the Pune Municipal Corporation.
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“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


From Right : Sanskriti Menon (CEE), Mr. Kunal Kumar ( Hon. Commissioner PMC ), Mr. Ranjit Gadgil ( Parisar ), Ar. Prasanna Desai ( PDA ), Pranjali Deshpande ( ITDP), Ar. Chetan Sodaye ( PDA ) 



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Discussion with Volunteers


by Ar. Jagdish Temkar ( Team Lead Pune Cycle Plan : PDA )



Wednesday, 7 October 2017

Post courtesy : Pune Cycle Plan Facebook Page


Very nice discussion - constructive and focused, with some great ideas and readiness to volunteer. 
East side folks, you rock
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Suggestions for PMC :

1. Take up confidence building measures and pilots projects on design, enforcement, engagement etc.

2. The Pune Cycle Plan is a plan; detailed implementation strategies should be developed by PMC.

3. Take up some confidence building measures right away, for example:
• Make existing tracks operational as a first step, e.g. a long stretch like Wagholi to Yerwada Nagar Road Cycle Track.
• Make some footpaths as per the USDG.
• Demonstrate enforcement measures in one stretch.
• Develop methods of deterrence and fines that are effective; for example, it may be more effective if people find that the penalty causes loss of their time and requires effort, than a large fine.
• Improve last mile connectivity, provide cycle parking at BRT bus stands – this can be done already, without waiting for public bicycle system.
• Organize cyclothons, and officials from PMC can take part in a cycle rally to show their support.
• Make some cycle areas for children to learn and practice; for e.g. Sahyadri Hospital to Moze School and PMC Krida Sankool in Shastri Nagar area could be locations for a pilot project for practice cycle track for school students.
• Create a WhatsApp/ App to start reporting obstructions on cycle tracks – linked to PMC Care.
• Closed community / townships / university / agriculture college – should have internal cycle share systems; PMC could make townships responsible – as baby steps.
• Publish few success stories of implementation even small ones, citizens reporter can show positives; put cycle stand in the BRT station area itself.
• Pune has some of the best cyclists in the country, weekend warriors as well as cycle to work, which should be publicized.

4. Explore schemes for group insurance of cyclists

5. The enforcement plan should be better worked out, with clearer rationale. 
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Suggestions for Cycle Volunteering:

1. Cycling training activity could be started up, to develop the systems for requesting training, providing training, certification of trainers, graduated curriculum from learning how to cycle to ability to cycle safely in traffic.

2. Provide guidance on how to deal with dogs that run after cyclists (area level work, as well as personal tips).

3. Projects for education of motorists (may be combined with penalties for violations).

4. Cycle for Pune is promoting school-based cycling, corporate cycling and other cycling events, with good response at the school at Nanded city. Some trials are also on in Magarpatta for providing cycle facilities within the township.
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Ward Meetings

( Conducted by CEE & PDA )


from June 2016 to September 2017

Post courtesy : Pune Cycle Plan Facebook Page


Ward Meetings Held in different Wards of Pune Municipal Corporation with respect to Discussion of plan, Public Meetings and Incorporating Inputs from Public in Proposals.







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Want to volunteer to promote cycling? Want to be part of an ABB Cycling Volunteers Group?


( Review conducted by PMC on Facebook about Public interest over cycling in Pune )



Wednesday, 22 September 2017

Post courtesy : Pune Cycle Plan Facebook Page


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Public inputs are invited for the PMC Pune Cycle Plan 

( Pune Bicycle Plan prepared by I-Trans + PDA + CEE along with PMC )


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Public inputs are invited for the Pune Cycle Plan currently being prepared by prepared by I-Trans + PDA + CEE along with PMC. Learn more about the Plan process, and give inputs online (esp especially on location of cycle tracks, lanes, ‘cycle only’ greenways, public parking for cycles, unsafe spots & crossings that may be improved by physical design or management, etc.) at https://punecycleplan.wordpress.com/online-inputs/


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MASTER CYCLE PLAN TO COUNTER TRAFFIC ISSUES

Sunday, 24 July 2016

TIMES OF INDIA,
SUNDAY TIMES, PAGE - 3

Architect Urban Designer Prasanna Desai, who is working for the Pune Cycle Plan, said, “The foremost concern in cycling is the safety part.” There are three layers in the design decision. On the arterial roads, segregated and separate cycle tracks are needed. On roads where speeds are not that high, and roads are slightly narrower, painted tracks can be made and lastly, on narrow lanes, traffic calming measures have to take place. Road widening is not the way for everything," he added.

"Our final report will also give guidelines on the constant monitoring and maintenance of the cycle track network. Our Dutch colleagues point out that changes are not instant, they take time. So the first impact can be seen after 3-5 years. The efforts have to be relentless, consistent with repetitive investment, with cycling awareness programme by the side," he added.

Architect Prasanna Desai felt that recreation cycling is different, good to spread awareness, but cycle tracks have to serve a purpose to transport people end-to end.


“We have done audits for the city's existing tracks on paper, and have classified them as green, orange and red and henceforth will be looking at what can be improved, what needs to be retrofitted or what needs to be done from scratch,” he said.



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TRACKS IN A SHAMBLES BIG DOWNER FOR CYCLING


Saturday, 23 July 2016

THE TIMES OF INDIA, JULY 23, 2016
TIMES CITY, PUNE




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IN DIRE TIMES, A FRESH VISION TO CYCLING




Friday, 22 July 2016



THE TIMES OF INDIA,
TIMES CITY, PUNE




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FROM HEART TO MIND & SKIN TO BONES, BIKING RACES AHEAD IN BENEFITS


Friday, 22 July 2016

THE TIMES OF INDIA, JULY 22, 2016
TIMES CITY, PUNE





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GEAR-UP: PUNE TO PEDAL THE COPENHAGEN WAY


Saturday, 23 July 2016

THE TIMES OF INDIA,
TIMES CITY, PUNE PAGE – 8



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CALL TO GO BACK IN TIME AND MAKE PUNE A CYCLECITY


Thursday, 21 July 2016


THE TIMES OF INDIA,
TIMES CITY, PUNE



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PUNE BICYCLE PLAN : VOLUNTEER AND LEARN


( Call for Volunteers by I-Trans + PDA + CEE )



Monday, 4 April 2016

Calling students of architecture, Planning and Engineering to contribute to the city's urban development in the summer vacations 2016

The Team of Innovative Transport Solutions ( iTrans), Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Prasanna Desai Architects (PDA) are preparing the ‘Pune Bicycle Plan’ for Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).

Regarding the same, surveys and data mapping need to be done for the entire city of Pune. It is proposed to involve students of Architecture, Planning and Engineering colleges in carrying out these surveys during this summer vacations.
For registration and further details, kindly mail us at punebicycleplan@gmail.com or call us at 020 2565 1301.



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SPACE CRUNCH HURTS BICYCLISTS



Monday, 12 January 2016

THE TIMES OF INDIA - PAGE 2



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