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To: Mukta Tilak, Mayor of Pune

Implement Pune's parking policy

Implement Pune's parking policy

Implement Pune's parking policy

Why is this important?

In the last 5 years, Pune’s air pollution has crossed the permissible stage. Particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns are found in abundance. These microns enter the bloodstream and cause a host of diseases amongst people.

Vehicular parking on roads has become a menace in the last few years. Cars and bikes take up parking space in multiple areas around cities, causing traffic blocks and congestion. More than 90% of these parking spaces are free. To regulate this, in 2018, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) proposed a parking policy for the city.1

This policy mandated a minimum charge for two-wheelers and four-wheelers for parking and special overnight parking charges. PMC officials said that this policy was required so that the roads have space for free vehicular movement. Apart from that, this policy also encourages using public transport thereby reducing pollution and improving air quality. Some of the highlights of the policy are:
-- Subdivide the city into parking districts to cater to the customised needs of each district
-- Improve last mile connectivity by having no parking charges for cycles and intermediary transport (autos, taxis etc)
-- Achieving 80% of motorised trips through public transport by 2031.
-- Important parts of the city will be named ‘no parking zones’

Despite being approved in March 2018, the Mayor is reluctant on implementing this much needed policy. It has been over a year since the approval and in this time, the Mayor hasn’t reviewed or chalked out a plan for this policy. Worse, in December 2018, the ‘pay and park’ scheme was scrapped before polls to appease the citizens. This resulted in the clogging of several areas in Pune and a chaotic traffic condition.

In collaboration with Parisar, a civil society organisation working on transport and civil society development, this campaign is appealing to the mayor of Pune to implementing this parking policy, which is imperative for the long-term vision of clean air and a congestion-free Pune.

Sign the petition now and ask Mayor Mukta Tilak to implement the parking policy.

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Reasons for signing

  • We don't want pollution
  • Road rage and breaking traffic rules is sadly very common in our country. Keeping the traffic in order is a very important step for decipline in our nation.
  • Parking issues leads to Increas in traffic leads to increase in pollution.

Updates

2019-05-20 16:50:58 +0530

100 signatures reached

2019-04-25 12:09:57 +0530

50 signatures reached

2019-04-24 19:04:48 +0530

25 signatures reached

2019-04-24 13:03:06 +0530

10 signatures reached