पाऊल पुढे? – हात समोर!

SPTM and CREDAI Pune Metro, in association with Pune Municipal Corporation and Pune Traffic Police launched this pedestrians’ safety campaign. Addl Municipal Commissioner Shri Vikasji Dhakne and Head of Pune RSP Shri Chandrakantji Raghatwan launched the video पाऊल पुढे? – हात समोर! on the occasion.  DCP (Traffic) Shri Vijaykumarji Magar was not able to attend […]

Accessible Crossings

Efforts by Pune Municipal Corporation’s Non-Motorized Transport Committee (of which SPTM is a member) to make it easier and safer for pedestrians to walk and cross resulted in PMC building a Mid-block crossing (MBC) on Shastri Road in Navi Peth last year. The modern design of this MBC enables people to cross the road without […]

World Bicycle Day 2022

Study of travel times in Pune On occasion of the World Bicycle Day (3rd June 2022), SPTM and Parisar jointly studied how long it takes to commute by cars and bicycles in Pune, during peak hours.  10 bicyclists and 7 car drivers participated in this study, and travelled a total of 64 km by bicycle […]

Cycle Friendly Kothrud!

27-May-2022 We organized an unusual cycle rally… to stress that bicyclists are an important part of traffic and life. People must see a lot of commuter cyclists on road, only then we will get the facilities we deserve! Participants joined in their daily attire, instead of shorts and neon T shirts. They also brought along […]

How good are the new footpaths?

Are people now walking on the footpath or are they still walking on the carrigeway? Although factors like benches and trees are important, people must walk on it if it is a good footpath! Some of the footpaths built in the last 4-5 years have created an impression that they have narrowed the carriageway. However, […]

Are our footpaths contiguous?

What do you need to ensure that people walk on the footpaths? Footpaths have to be wide enough to accommodate all pedestrians, and they also have to be contiguous! If pedestrians need to get down from the footpath every now and then, they prefer to walk on the carriageway. And then unused footpaths are quickly […]

India’s First Pedestrians’ Day!

What a way to end the year!  Pune observed 11th December as Pedestrians’ Day (India’s first), and we believe this paves the way for really significant improvements in making pedestrians safer.  Not just in Pune, but all over India! SPTM is a part of SUM Net India – a network of like minded NGOs, promoting Sustainable […]

Survey of pedestrian infra at intersections: 2021

Here are the findings from SPTM’s annual survey of pedestrian infrastructure at signal controlled intersections in Pune.  This survey was conducted in September 2021. The state of the road markings at intersections has deteriorated considerably in the last year.  The pedestrian signals are perhaps a shade better than last year … but it could be […]

Pune Pedestrians’ Day Announced

Acting on SPTM’s suggestion, Shri Murlidhar Mohol, Mayor of Pune, announced that Pune will observe a “Pedestrians Day” on 11th December 2021, and on 11th December every year. Pune will thus become the first city in India to observe a Pedestrians Day!

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 […]