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Public Transport and Mobility


Press Invite: Stepping Together: A Conclave of Changemakers for Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility

September 26-27, 2013

Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Air quality: In 2010, air pollution-related diseases led to about 620,000 premature deaths in India.

Public transport: A bus occupies twice the road space taken by a car, but carries 40 times more passengers.

Walking and cycling: Delhi tops in daily cycling trips and is second only to Mumbai in walking trips. But are our footpaths and roads really geared towards walking and cycling?

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Date: September 26-27, 2013

How negotiable is your city?

THE Union ministry of urban development has evolved a system for evaluating urban transportation services in cities across India.

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Coming soon: carpool for Delhi, NCR

Will people risk giving ride to strangers?

Car owners in Delhi may be able to save up to 50 per cent travel cost by sharing rides under a citywide carpool scheme proposed by the Delhi transport department aimed at decongesting the city.

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Maharashtra rejects court’s traffic plan

Easing traffic the Beijing way impractical for Mumbai says government

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Cycle rickshaws: getting a breather

There is finally some respite for cycle rickshaws from the Delhi High Court. Recently the chief justice bench while hearing a petition on lifting of ban on cycle rickshaws on the main arteries of Delhi asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to submit an action plan for cycle rickshaws in the city.

Benchmarking urban transport in cities

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has now evolved a system for evaluating urban transport services in cities across India. All cities covered by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) have been advised to benchmark their level of services for various parameters specified by the ministry.

Footfalls: Obstacle Course to Livable Cities

This study provides detailed analysis of walking conditions in Indian cities. The analysis indicates that walkability is overlooked and undervalued in transport planning, and that improved walkability is justified for equity and efficiency sake.

It provides specific recommendations for improving walking conditions to address a variety of planning objectives.

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This study provides detailed analysis of walking conditions in Indian cities. The analysis indicates that walkability is overlooked and undervalued in transport planning, and that improved walkability is justified for equity and efficiency sake.

Choc-A-Block: Parking Measures to Address Mobility Crisis

Global experience bears out that parking management is one of the most powerful instruments to reduce travel by personal vehicles that also influences commuting choices in favour of public transport.

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Delhi Bus Corridor: an evaluation

Delhi Bus Corridor:  an evaluation

Dario Hidalgo, PhD, Madhav Pai, MS, EMBARQ,

The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, Submitted to the Center of Science and the Environment

Requiem for the state bus

Kill. The ultimate scalpel operation as the final sign of life ebbs away. Let it die, rather than drag a colossal waste. We were probably expecting this to happen. Not just to this state-owned bus transit undertaking in India’s largest state -- Madhya Pradesh -- but to numerous other undertakings that have state governments as their bosses.

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