Get My Parking CMO speaks at the Global Mobility Summit Pre- Event organised by WRI1 min read
WRI India presented ‘A Policy Dialogue for Future Mobility in Indian Cities’ on 6th September 2018 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. This event is a pre-cursor to MOVE, a global mobility summit organised by NITI Aayog, Government of India.
The event saw attendance from several influential people in the industry who contributed to the dialogue surrounding the future of mobility. Our Co-founder and CMO, Rasik Pansare, was invited as a speaker on the esteemed panel where he shared his insights from parking perspective.
The session started with Mr Madhav Pai (Director, India, WRI) addressing the issue of infrastructure for future mobility.
Rasik Pansare expressed his view on the subject of design of on-street parking. He said, “The design of parking shouldn’t be dependent on how many cars are there or how many cars are expected to be there because that’s not the right method. The bureaucrats or policy-makers involved may not have access to real-time data about parking utilization. Parking supply should be dependent on how you want the road congestion to be designed. Parking supply and pricing should be used as a tool.”
“It is very important to be able to embed the principles at the design stage of inclusion right before you go into building the intelligence system, which can only tell you whether things are happening right or not.”, commented Rashmi Singh, the director of NDMC.
The challenges involving technological innovation and economic opportunities in mobility were discussed. The centrepoint of the discussion was how to move people, and not cars, while giving pedestrian safety and public transit a priority.
The event proved to be a fruitful exchange of insights into the current challenges and future prospects of sustainable mobility.