As a PSUTA city, Pune (India) has developed a city report framing its participation in the partnership, and has identified and analyzed indicators related to its critical needs for improving the sustainability of urban transport. This report evolves around a set of agreed key indicators that could assist policy and decision makers in developing sustainable urban transport policies.
This report provides a Pune specific definition for sustainable transport, which takes the present and future expectations of the concerned stakeholders into account, leading to a dynamic, eco-friendly, energy efficient, safe, affordable, and operationally viable transport system. Pune has also identified concerned stakeholders for passengers and goods transport, their expectations, as well as the indicators that could meet these expectations of the transport system.
Quantitative and qualitative indicators are collected to assess the level of sustainable transport in the city and are grouped accordingly. Access, economic and demographic, environmental and health, and governance indicators are the four main groups used in this partnership.
In addition, indicators to be further obtained are identified and described together with options that can bridge the gap. Different options with different cost levels have been considered in this report. The most complex and costly option involves developing or acquiring specialized models and expertise, such as revising the air quality monitoring network with international standards, conducting epidemiology studies related to air and noise pollution on a regular basis, and developing institutional capacity to carry out vehicle emissions inventory.