Metro projects booming, but how many will use them?
by Navya P K on November 15, 2017 at 5:47 am
Some 50 Indian cities are looking at existing and proposed metro rail networks to relieve woes related to mobility and congestion. But with the prevailing planning, land use, and connectivity, will that remain a pipe dream? » […]
Relook at transport policy a must to ensure Delhi residents’ right to clean air
by Pawan Mulukutla on November 14, 2017 at 6:39 am
Emissions from transport constitute one of the primary pollutants leading to the shocking levels of air pollution in the capital region. Reducing this through an overhaul of transportation policy should therefore be top priority. » […]
Redesigning a road: Lessons from Church Street
by Manasi Paresh Kumar on November 1, 2017 at 3:30 am
Uniform roadwidth. Cobbled stone road with geometrical patterns. Once a dirty street with garbage and flooding potholed streets, Church Street is getting transformed into a pedestrian's dream-street. How did this happen? » […]
Who is responsible for cyclist Vijay’s accident?
by Manasi Paresh Kumar on October 25, 2017 at 5:25 am
In a city where eight people on two-wheelers lost their lives in a month to potholes, cyclists are even more vulnerable - they face multiple threats in Bengaluru streets, as Vijay Kundaji’s accident shows. » […]
Is Bengaluru’s bus system an intelligence failure?
by Darryl D'Monte on October 25, 2017 at 4:47 am
Although Bengaluru’s Intelligent Transport System for buses has been nominated for the prestigious C40 Cities award for sustainable transportation, the reality on the ground leaves much to be desired. » […]
Meet the Good Samaritans helping Mangalore’s understaffed traffic police
by Harsha Raj Gatty on October 16, 2017 at 7:17 am
As the Mangalore traffic police force struggles to manage the explosive rise in motor vehicles, traffic wardens and civic volunteers step in to make their work easier and the city commute smoother. » […]
BMTC, this is how you can replace personal transport in Bengaluru
by Vijay Kundaji on October 13, 2017 at 4:21 am
A developed city is not a place where the poor have cars, but where the rich use public transportation. For this to happen, BMTC must look beyond its own flattering ridership statistics, and try to improve user convenience. » […]
Yelling at BBMP won’t solve Bengaluru’s problems
by Ashwin Mahesh on October 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm
What can solve the issues with roads and potholes Bengaluru is sustained involvement with the political class. » […]
Why should roads be relics of past, while we race towards future?
by Shashidhar C Shekar on October 11, 2017 at 5:55 am
The abysmal condition of the roads deteriorates with every shower and another layer of asphalt is washed away. It leaves a gaping gap that we optimistically call a pothole. » […]
Why we must still reserve seats for women on public transport
by Navya P K on October 5, 2017 at 8:35 am
The practice of reserving a certain number of seats for women on trains and buses is prevalent across cities, but continues to be questioned by many, including women. Navya P K weighs in on the reality of such reservation and its necessity. » […]
Can ‘open street’ events lead to fewer cars in our streets?
by Navya P K on September 25, 2017 at 9:01 am
Cycle days, Raahgiri, Pathotsav -- events that promote pedestrian-only zones are catching on in a big way, but the larger question of whether they can have a real, sustainable impact on how people commute in cities remains to be decided. » […]
Zumba on the streets: A new trend in Indian cities?
by Navya P K on September 18, 2017 at 4:13 am
From Mumbai to Chennai and Gurugram to Kochi, many Indian cities are hosting car free days when streets or stretches are closed to motorised vehicles and become a stage for recreational events. Here's a look at these and the thought behind them. » […]
Points to ponder as India eyes all-electric-car future
by Milind R on September 12, 2017 at 4:40 am
Will Indian city roads see only electric vehicles by 2030? While the government has set ambitious targets, several challenges need to be analysed and overcome before EVs become the norm, say researchers from Bengaluru think tank CSTEP. » […]