New Bicycle Department formed at Pune Municipal Corporation!
A Bicycle Department has been set up at PMC to implement the Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan which was recently approved approved by the General Body. The mandate of the department is to ensure the development of cycle tracks and cycle parking, oversee public bicycle share systems, coordinate with Traffic Police for traffic discipline for making cycling safer. The Bicycle Department will also take up activities to popularise cycling and to conduct participatory audit by cyclists as the infrastructure gets developed.
This new Bicycle Department at PMC is headed by Mr N Salunkhe, Superintending Engineer, and has 6 staff members, within the Traffic Dept. The Bicycle Department has already been holding weekly meetings with the public bicycle share companies, Road Dept, Metro to plan and coordinate these activities.
Just a day before handing over charge, as Municipal Commissioner, Mr Kunal Kumar said on the occasion of the launch ride of the Bicycle Dept, "the formation of the Bicycle Department is part of the commitment made by the PMC to promote bicycling in the city. We are very serious about this sustainable transport mode, and it requires dedicated staff to create and maintain the infrastructure".
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