Recent Posts by Sudhir
In Bangalore, India, road expansion was required due to the absence of high quality public transport. Other cities might avoid this fate by including a consideration of the “supply increase” concept in the baseline assessment of transport projects. Photo by Sudhir Gota.
Less is more: BRT and metro avoid expansion of road infrastructure
In the realm of conducting transport economic and environmental assessments, the option of “doing nothing,” or “no project/investment,” is considered as the baseline for all projects. A baseline is a reference pathway against which the impact of a project is ...
Some estimates place the number of motorized vehicles in China at 1 billion by 2050 - a number impossible to sustain. Photo by IceNineJon.
The number crunch: Predicting motorization in China
China’s dramatic increase in motorized vehicle use has greatly exceeded past predictions. Now, latest estimates suggest that, by 2050, as many as one billion vehicles (excluding electric bikes and rural vehicles) will be on the road in China. This is ...
Debunking India’s diesel consumption mystery
Debunking India’s diesel consumption mystery
Sudhir Gota, a 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship recipient, reports on the Indian government’s misleading statistics on diesel consumption and CO2 emissions in transport. Photo by Sudhir Gota. India’s love for diesel in the transport sector is over! At least, ...
“Hybrids” Rule Philippines Streets! – Part 1
“Hybrids” Rule Philippines Streets! – Part 1
Originally posted at Air Quality, Climate Change, and Transport: ‘Josephine Guittu ‘drives a Hybrid for living in Manila. In case if you are wondering if he has cracked the “technology” barrier to own a cheap non polluting vehicle then you ...
Do We Have The Right To Walk?
Do We Have The Right To Walk?
Transport statistics from many cities reveal that pedestrians are fast becoming extinct. In one Indian city, Hyderabad, a transformation may happen which has the potential to change the rules of the game.
Bangalore Is Waiting for the Butterfly Effect
Bangalore Is Waiting for the Butterfly Effect
The term “Butterfly effect” was coined by Edward Lorenz based on the theory that a single flap of a butterfly’s wings in one part of world could set off a tornado in another part of world. The concept – which ...
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