2007 Archives: Shared Public Bicycles for Pune

From the archives: In 2007 architect, social activist and filmmaker Manisha Gutman travelled to Paris with a small team to have a look at the city’s new and highly innovational public bicycle system to see if there might be opportunities and lessons for Pune in the Paris experience. She sat down with Eric Britton of EcoPlan and the New Mobility Agenda so see if there might be a fit after all. This informal video reports on that conversation.


Editor’s note:

The video itself is a bit of a hard slog for the viewer , but what is perhaps its outstanding merit was for the film team to gather ideas and experiences from this leading European capital to see if, in this case, a public bicycle system might make sense in Pune.

The conclusion: interesting idea but surely there are other and better things going on in Paris that might be useful for Pune. And for that have a look at another film that Mrs Gutman made while in Paris under the title, The Greening of Paris, which you can see at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTHXawO-t0Y and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7pwD4tul3c .

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