Posts in the 'Integrated Transport' category
Raahgiri Day closes down streets to cars, allowing residents to breathe cleaner air and reclaim the streets for recreation. (Photo: WRI Sustainable Cities)
Why Gurgaon’s Car Free Day Can Be a Game Changer for India
Ever since its launch in Gurgaon in 2013, Raahgiri Day—an open streets initiative—has become a game changer of sorts. It started as an experiment where community groups and individuals came together with public agencies in Gurgaon to temporarily provide safe ...
To attract new users and stay competitive, cities are beginning to innovate new designs for bus stops. (Photo: Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities)
Friday Fun: 3 Cities Transforming How We Think About Bus Stops
In the mid-1980s, buses made up nearly 44 percent of all traffic in the Soviet Union, connecting the disparate republics that spanned from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Buses roared into small towns, seemingly in the middle of ...
As Turkey's bike share grows, it is facing major hurdles. To overcome these challenges, Turkish cities must foster a cycling culture, create a cycling network, and integrate bike share with other transport modes. (Photo: Benoit Colin/ WRI)
3 Ideas for Overcoming the Challenges Facing Turkey’s Emerging Bike Share
Despite a slow beginning, bike share has become one of the fastest growing trends in urban transport over the past ten years. Indeed, from 2004 to 2014, the number of cities with bike share systems increased from a mere 11 ...
To gain momentum for sustainable transport modes, cities across the globe are celebrating car-free days this week. (Photo: Federation European Cyclists'/ Flickr)
Friday Fun: Cities Around the Globe Celebrate Car-Free Day
According to the UNEP, an estimated 1 billion people are exposed to outdoor air pollution annually, out of which roughly 1 million die premature deaths. To improve air quality and decrease urban congestion, cities across the world are getting creative: ...
Learning from Delhi’s BRT Failure, and Looking to the City’s Future
Learning from Delhi’s BRT Failure, and Looking to the City’s Future
In an appeal to scrap the current BRT corridor in Delhi, Saurabh Bharadwaj, former transport minister said: “The stretch on which this BRT has been made was not the best choice. For one, the bus lanes are in the middle ...
As a growing number of urban areas use BRT systems, cities--like Bogota--are finding innovative ways to integrate BRT with other transport modes. (Photo: WRI Brasil Cidades Sustentáveis)
How to Integrate a New BRT System With Existing Transport Modes
Public transport is essential for a city to function. However, cities in the Global South often encounter financial and planning challenges when developing public transport systems due to the cost and complexity of design and implementation. For example, bus rapid ...
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