Event: Workshop on planning a Public Bicycle System – Pune

In view of the fact that Pune City has taken a decision to go in for a citywide public bicycle rental system, this workshop would be most useful for not only the present and potential bicycle users but also to all those interested in sustainable transportation practices that are increasingly being adopted by many cities. Invitation letter with full details is attached.  Do come and confirm your participation in this workshop.

You are cordially invited to a

Workshop on planning a Public Bicycle System

Hosted by Parisar (www.parisar.org) and Janwani (www.janwani.org)

in collaboration with: German Technical Cooperation, GTZ (www.sutp.org) and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (www.itdp.org)

The bicycle has traditionally been an integral feature of “mobility of the masses” in developing cities and this is reflected in the fact that a significant share of trips is by the bicycle. Bicycles as a transport mode leads to economic, social and environmental benefits, and their importance is being acknowledged by city and transport planners worldwide.

As an initial step towards encouraging, reviving and respecting bicycling and bicyclists, a bike sharing or public bicycle scheme can be a good idea for city authorities to take up and a powerful catalyst for change. The ultimate goal of bike sharing is to expand and integrate cycling into transportation systems. A few cities in Asia, including India, have started to introduce such systems.

This workshop is intended as an introduction to the concept of bicycle sharing programs and will cover salient features of such systems worldwide. The objective of the workshop is to familiarize city authorities, businesses, civil society, media and policy makers with various components of a bicycle sharing program and to provide initial guidance and advice on designing and implementing such programs for Indian cities.


Tuesday, 12 October 2010,


2:30 pm to 5:00 pm


Presentation Presented by

Cycle Inclusive Policies & Overview of Public Bicycle Systems Santhosh Kodukula and

Chhavi Dingra, GTZ

Planning for a successful PBS & Case studies for Asian cities Nitin Warrier,


Thane experience V Ramesh,

EcoMove Solutions

Proposal for Pune Ranjit Gadgil,


Branding and Design Ideas for a PBS Falguni Gokhale,

Design Directions

Way forward for a Public Bicycle System in Pune Pune Municipal Corporation


Room 5, Janwani,

MCCIA Trade Tower,

International Convention Centre (ICC) Complex

Senapati Bapat Road

Pune 411 016

RSVP and Contact

Meghana Kulkarni  <meghanak@mcciapune.com>  (020) 2570 9012  or

Surendra Nayak  <nayak@parisar.org>  (020) 2551 2122

Resource Material


Public Bicycle Schemes: Applying the Concept in Developing Cities – Examples from India

Sustainable Urban Transport Technical Document #3


e2:Transport – Paris Vélo Liberté etc


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