PMC allocates budget for pedestrian signals

Pedestrian signals are a very important piece of infrastructure needed for crossing the roads safely. Our survey in 2020 has revealed that only 6% of such signals are working in Pune.Because of SPTM’s efforts, PMC has approved a sufficient amount in the 2021-22 budget to install pedestrian signals at all intersections in Pune. We have […]

How to stop your vehicle before the stop line?

Pedestrians’ safety is close to our heart! Intersections provide relatively safer places for pedestrians to cross a road… but only if vehicles stop before the stop line! It is not as if most drivers do not know that they are supposed to stop their vehicle before the stopline. Yet, at least once in a while, […]

Survey of road markings at intersections

Road markings like zebra stripes and stop lines, and pedestrian signals together make the most basic infrastructure pedestrians must have at siganl controlled intersections. Do intersections in Pune have this infrastructure? In July 2020, SPTM conducted a survey of this infrastructure to assess whether intersections in Pune are safe for pedestrians. We found that the […]

SPTM’s role in forming Pune Road Safety Committee

Successful follow up from SPTM has resulted in the Mayor of Pune, Shri Murlidhar Mohol, formally constituting the “Pune Road Safety Committee” to streamline all activities related to the Pune Road Safety Campaign launched by the earlier Mayor Smt Mukta Tilak. The first meeting of the Committee had to be postponed, and will now happen […]

Survey of walking habits

How do you walk when walking along an undivided road? On the left side of the road or on the right? Which is safer? SPTM conducted a study to understand whether people walk facing the vehicles or with vehicles coming from behind. Among other findings, we found about 59% men walk in an unsafe way! […]

Parivartan-2018

The 3rd edition of Parivartan was graced by senior officers from PMC as judges, and we hope that PMC will actually implement the suggestions from the prize winning entries. The theme for Parivartan-2018 was Road Safety.  Participants were asked to focus specifically on improving safety and convenience of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. “Parivartan”, jointly […]

Parivartan-2016

The second edition of Parivartan, in 2016, also attracted an excellent response by about 50 teams.  SPTM and Pune Traffic Police jointly organize this model making competition for students as well as open categories. The competition provides a chance to suggest constructive solutions for improvement of a junction or a road near you and participate […]

Reflective tapes for better visibility

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users in Pune. Especially school students are the most vulnerable in evenings, because- The light is fading Traffic is high and people eager to go home The students’ shorter stature makes them less visible   During 2013-2015, SPTM and Rotary Clubs from Pune jointly provided self-adhesive reflective tapes to […]

2015 on Cycles

“2015 on Cycles” aims to unite urban cyclists.  This assembly of cyclists would form a pressure group to protect safety and convenience of urban cyclists. A cycle rally was organized on 22nd February 2015, from Sambhaji Park to Kalyani Nagar, where the “Happy Streets” event was being held. Below are some glimpses from the rally.

Parivartan-2013

SPTM and Pune Traffic Police jointly organized a model making competition, “Parivartan-2013”, for students as well as open categories. The competition provided a chance to suggest constructive solutions for improvement of a junction or a road near you and participate in improvement of traffic conditions in Pune. There were about 100 entries, from schools, colleges […]