15 January 2018, Pune

Several NGOs and the larger cycling community of Pune have called upon political parties in the PMC to support the bicycle plan and ensure its proper implementation. The bicycle plan was passed by the GB on 21st December last year, but several opposition parties have raised issues regarding the manner in which the plan was passed. The NCP and Congress have also demanded a revenue share from the Public Bike Share (PBS) companies. The issue will come up again in a special GB called for this on the 18th of this month.

         

 

 

 

 

     

     

 

 

The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Transport, Tourism and Culture in its report (Report 243) on the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016, which has been tabled in the Parliament to help improve Road Safety, has recommended penalizing pedestrians and cyclists and restricting movement of non-motorised vehicles on highways and main roads of metro cities, labelling them as a hazard and nuisance to others.

Parisar, in collaboration with Centre for Environment Education and Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (Western Perth, Australia) conducted a two day workshop - "Towards Deliberative Democracy"  in Pune on 23rd, 24th May 2015. The workshop focused on testing a platform for deliberative processes involving citizens representing different categories in the city.