Ishant Sharma announces Uber’s new campaign #ParksNotParking



New Delhi, June 21, 2019: Ishant Sharma, Member of the Indian cricket team, today announced Uber’s new campaign #ParkNotParking in the capital today. Inspired by sustainability and rethinking urban spaces, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the ills of growing congestion and pollution in cities which is turning many of them into giant parking lots, thereby underscoring the urgent need to better utilise urban spaces for building parks. Besides providing much needed oxygen, parks will also provide residents and sports enthusiasts the space to play. 

Rapidly rising urban populations coupled with increasing private car ownership have restricted green and playing spaces. The much loved “gully’’ cricket, which has enabled millions of Indian children to enjoy the game and helped build India’s cricketing prowess is losing popularity. Uber hopes its campaign #ParksNotParking will shape a movement to restrict parking and reignite passion for gully cricket.

Supporting the campaign, Ishant Sharma said, “Over the years, Indian cities have grown rapidly, but as more buildings and parking lots have been built, it has been at the cost of playgrounds, gardens and parks. I strongly believe that all residents need open spaces, so they can get cleaner air and also play, learn and practice sports. I am proud to be associated with Uber India’s new initiative #ParksNotParking and urges citizens to rethink their commuting decisions and opt for more environment-friendly choices.”

Ishant Sharma announces Uber’s new campaign #ParksNotParking

Ishant Sharma announces Uber’s new campaign #ParksNotParking

Ishant Sharma announces Uber’s new campaign #ParksNotParking