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Public Transport and Mobility


Waiting for the Bus Paying for Mobility in Our Cities

1. Why buses?
Buses will play a crucial role in the mobility transition in the big and medium rung cities. Cities need well managed, well organised modern buses that deliver efficient public transport services at affordable rates.
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Round Table conference on Funding Strategies for Bus Transport held on December 18, 2012 in Delhi

Buses provide the bulk of public transport services in many Indian cities. Its share in daily travel in bigger cities can be as high as 40-60 per cent. Cities are looking at bus transport reforms to reduce auto mobile dependence, congestion, and pollution. Cities like Delhi are setting such high targets as 80 per cent public transport share by 2020, but such a goal can be met only if bus transport is scaled up.

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Parking: Multi-level dilemma

Lessons from Multi-Level Parking in Delhi
CSE calls for end to parking subsidies, an effective increase in parking charges, stringent enforcement and high penalties for violations.

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Lessons from Multi-Level Parking in Delhi
CSE calls for end to parking subsidies, an effective increase in parking charges, stringent enforcement and high penalties for violations.

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Rs 80-crore parking facility in Sarojini Nagar draws very few cars, forces a rethink of Delhi’s parking policy: says CSE

  • CSE releases findings on parking in Sarojini Nagar and the lessons from it

  • Says without a clear strategy, expensive parking structures can neither reduce parking chaos nor parking demand

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CSE workshop: 'Our Right of Way: Walk and Cycle'

CSE’s clean air and urban mobility team organized a workshop ‘Our Right of Way: Walk and Cycle’ in New Delhi on March 22, 2012. This discussion forum included participants from all the key organsiations, stakeholders, civil society representatives, policy makers bicycle industries, cycle clubs and regulators. All witnessed the different source of knowledge at one go from different stakeholders.

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One third of Delhi walks to work, but are our roads designed for safe walking and cycling? Latest CSE survey findings say no

  • Delhi has yet to wake up the mobility crisis. Increased use of cars is reducing people carrying capacity of roads.

  • Total walk and cycle trips are more than double the share of car trips.

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