Flawed design, poor implementation, and the near absence of a centralized authority has left the bus rapid transit system in shambles, with infrequent buses, shabby and ailing infrastructure, and road mishaps on these corridors being the norm.
Several infrastructure projects are coming up in Mumbai, that could irrevocably damage the city’s coastline and green spaces. While environmentalists allege that projects were announced without public discussion and ignoring the environmental impact, political parties brush aside these concerns
Not so long ago, residents and visitors alike gushed over the pleasure of walking along the fragrant tree-lined avenues of Bangalore. Today walking in the city is a nightmare. What changed, and what can be done to encourage and protect pedestrians?
Gangadhara Tilak Katnam. A retired engineer who has used his personal savings to fill 1359 potholes in Hyderabad till date, with or without assistance. What makes this possible? And can this be a sustainable solution to a problem that plagues most of our cities?
A recent survey among close to 3000 employees of an IT company in Gurugram highlighted the city’s traffic woes. But it also yielded interesting data points that indicate improved cycling infrastructure could change things here.
Roads made out of plastic waste have been touted as a solution to the mounting plastic crisis in the country. What has been the experience of Indian states and cities with this approach so far? And what are the primary challenges?
A young professional shifts from Gurgaon to Hyderabad and is pleasantly surprised by how her commute has changed. Her personal account raises important questions about how our cities view issues of mobility.
Despite several voices in favour of the proposed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, its passage remains stalled in the Rajya Sabha. What’s more, even transport unions and workers seem deeply opposed to it in principle. A look at the contentious provisions that have met with objection.
Indian city roads witness a David-Goliath tussle everyday between cycles and motorised transport. And the latter still holds a big advantage. As more and more cities formally launch bike sharing programmes, will the commoner take to cycling in a big way, given the safety concerns?
To protest potholes, axe-wielding men of the Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) dig up a well-laid footpath. Government authorities evict vendors from station premises and allow car parking in the space. Who cares for the pedestrian in Mumbai?
With all those comparisons between Cape Town and Bengaluru, water is perhaps predictably on top. But what are the other issues that urban voters are talking about? Recent ADR-Daksh survey has some pointers.
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.