The City and the Metro: July 2010

Parisar organised a national level round-table “The City and the Metro”, held at Yashada, Pune, on 20th and 21st July 2010. Many cities in India are going in for Metro Rail systems in an attempt to address their transportation problems. Such systems are already in operation in Kolkata and Delhi with other cities in the process of building a metro system. In total, India is expected to invest Rs. 2 lakh crores (40 billion dollars) in Metro rail systems over the next 10 years. Presently a public debate is taking place in the city across a variety of issues about the proposed Metro Rail System being considered for Pune.

Pedestrian protest: 7th Feb 2009

Parisar, along with other like-minded groups such as Lokayat, Janwani, Pune Cycle Pratishtan and Pedestrians First organized a protest march from Model Colony to University chowk and back on 7th Feb 2009 to protest against the abysmal quality of pedestrian facilities on that stretch of road in particular and Pune in general. The protest was attended by nearly 100 citizens who marched in peak hour traffic demanding the rights of pedestrians to walk and cross the road safely.

Car Free Day: 22nd Sep 2008

Parisar was involved in organizing a cycle rally to celebrate World Car Free Day 2008. As part of this, cyclists began at four different locations in the city - Camp, Shaniwar Wada, Aundh and Kothrud - and converged to a central location at Sambhaji Park. About 150 cyclists and representatives of various citizen's groups participated in the event. 

Cycle Inclusive Planning in Cities: Mar 2009

Pune was host to a 3-day workshop on cycle inclusive planning in cities organized by I-CE. Parisar played an important role in helping to organize the workshop, which was held on 6th and 7th March, 2009 at Yashada, Pune. Participants from many cities in India - Nanded, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Bangalore, apart from Pune - participated in the workshop.