Cycling lanes in Pune
To gear up for the shift, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and Pune Smart City Development Corporation (PSCDCL) are jointly preparing a plan to develop close to 700 km of cycling lanes across the city along with other infrastructure including parking spaces and more.
PSCDCL decided to start out with a pilot programme of public cycle sharing in the Aundh-Baner-Balewadi (ABB) region in 2017. The corporation, along with players from the private sector – ZoomCar’s PEDL and Chinese cycle-sharing giant Ofo – set up designated parking spaces for shared cycles at Aundh and the Savitribai Phule Pune University. While ZoomCar targeted public spaces, Ofo expanded into restricted areas like Information Technology (IT) Parks and gated communities.