Pune: After the successful launch of Children Traffic Plaza at Aundh, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to build another such Children Traffic Plaza at Yerawada. This park will help children learn about road safety and traffic rules and create awareness about traffic rules and regulation in the new generation.
PMC Commissioner Vikram Kumar has proposed the second Children Traffic Plaza at Yerawada in the draft budget which was presented by him on Friday (January 29).
The Aundh Children’s Traffic Plaza at at Bremen Chowkwas inspired by the ‘Traffic Playground’ in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. It has been developed by the PMC and the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BVLF) jointly under the Urban95 initiative and was inaugurated on February 22, 2020.
BVLF has signed an agreement with PMC to provide technical, training and guidance for this programme in 2018. In India, BVLF is working in Pune, Bhubaneswar and Udaipur.
Urban95 is the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s global initiative to make a difference in the early years of a child’s life. This programme asks the question, if you could experience the city from 95cm – the height of a 3-year-old – what would you change. Urban95 seeks to answer this question by helping city planners, urban designers, and other urbanites understand how their work can influence child development.