Workshop on 'Cycling in the City'

Parisar hosted a workshop to bring about an interaction between various stakeholders involved in making the city bicycle friendly. The event was held on 28th March, 2013 at Indradhanushya Centre for Citizenship and Environmental Education, inviting people from other NGOs, political representatives as well as officials from the corporation. Around 35 people attended this workshop, mostly members from other NGOs, but some political representatives attended the event as well. Rajendra Ravi, a social activist from New Delhi, who has been working on the issue of cycle rickshaws had been invited as the guest speaker for the event.

BRT Outreach Project in Pimpri Chinchwad

Parisar recently completed an outreach project in Pimpri Chinchwad to bring about more awareness about the Bus Rapid Transit system which will be introduced in Pimpri Chinchwad shortly. Pimpri Chinchwad is a part of the Pune metropolitan region, but functions under an autonomous municipal corporation.

Pimpri Chinchwad has a unique pattern of its own, largely an industrial area, evolving into a residential city. On account of it being in its earlier stages of residential development, it has much more scope to introduce new concepts of sustainable transport in the city with much less inhibition than its counterpart, Pune. Introducing the Bus Rapid Transit system in Pimpri Chinchwad runs on the lines of the same principle, to promote growth and sustainable transport at the same time.

Workshop on Public Bicycle Systems: Oct 2010

PBS Workshop MainParisar and Janwani, in collaboration with GTZ and ITDP, conducted a workshop on Public Bicycle Systems - Overview and Planning, on 12th October 2010 at the International Convention Centre, Pune

The aim was to familiarize government officials, media and potential private sector partners about this system, how to plan one successfully [poster pdf] and look at examples from various cities, especially from China [poster pdf].

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.

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