Spotlight on Pune
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Vikram Kumar, IAS, Honorable Municipal Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune, India
Rajendra Jagtap, IDES, Honorable Chairman and Managing Director, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd. (PMPML), Pune India
Dinkar Gojare, Executive Engineer, Roads Department, Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune, India
Pranjal Kulkarni, Senior Associate, ITDP India, Pune, India
Pune, India, received the 2020 Sustainable Transport Award for achievement in advancing budgetary, policy, institutional reforms that resulted in transformation on its streets, particularly with significant changes in pedestrian infrastructure. During the virtual summit, participants will learn how Pune has become a leader in complete streets, in which streets are designed for all users, rather than only for cars. The city’s budget reflects this value, where since 2016, the city has allocated over 50% of its transport budget for walking, cycling, and buses. As a result, Pune has created high quality street space for families and young children, by improving transit options with the expansion of the Rainbow BRT system, implementing urban design guidelines, and more.