Comprehensive Guidelines for Safe Travel to School in School Priority Zones of the City launched by PMC

To help create a safer environment for children during their daily commute to and from school, The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has taken a significant step in ensuring safe commute to school. These carefully designed School Priority Zones Guidelines are a crucial component of the comprehensive School Travel Improvement Plan and Mobility Plan for Infant, Toddler and their Caregiver, and have been developed through extensive cooperation among schools, educational establishments, technical experts, and civil society groups. Parisar along with WRI India and technical experts of Urban Design teams had supported PMC in formulating these guidelines.

Pune Municipal Corporation has approved Infant Toddler and Care-Giver Friendly Policy and Mobility Plan

In an effort to make urban mobility in the city, young children and caregiver friendly, Pune Municipal Corporation has approved the Infant Toddler and Care-Giver Friendly Policy and Mobility Plan for Pune under the Urban95 program supported by Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) on 14th June. PMC had collaborated with Parisar with WRI India supported by BvLF in preparing this Policy and Mobility Plan for Pune city. The plan for Pune will further also provide inputs on the state level policy brief focused on the mobility of young children and caregivers.

Safe-by-Design Mid-Block Crossings on the 100km divided Arterial streets for pedestrians to cross safely in the city of Pune

Midblock Crosswalks

Supported by Parisar, Other CSO’s and PMC NMT Committee members.

As part of Pune Road Safety Campaign announced by the then Mayor Hon'ble Mrs. Mukta Tilak, Pune Municipal Corporation has agreed to build Mid-Block Pedestrian Crossings on 100km of divided arterial streets to improve safety of pedestrians while crossing at mid-blocks in the city of Pune. Parisar is working with Pune City administration PMC to help design and execute safer midblock crossings.

Why is the project needed? 

As per the MoRTH report of 2019, pedestrian deaths in the country in 2018 were 22,656 and in 2019 with an increase by 14.13% were 25,858 in the last year and the number of deaths on junctions are 39,728. 

SUM Net- Street design proposal for Nehru Road in Ramgarh

A street design proposal for Nehru Road in Ramgarh Jharkhand under SUMNet Ramgarh Walkability Project. 

Nehru Road in Ramgarh Jharkhand is narrow mixed used road comes under Ramgarh Cantonment connecting two major city roads and highways thus attracting vehicular traffic of mixed type both private and commercial. Since the road is narrow and not designed, having an influx of pedestrians due to residential zone as well it is becoming unsafe for the people on foot walking and cycling. 

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