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? »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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.
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. »
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.
Trin-Trin, the country’s first city-wide public bicycle sharing system, has already seen 1300 registrations since its launch on June 4th. An interview with one of the key proponents reveals the details of the initiative. »