Posts tagged with 'Bangalore'
Q&A with Ashwin Prabhu: Improving Bus Transport Along Major Arterials
Q&A with Ashwin Prabhu: Improving Bus Transport Along Major Arterials
  Last week, EMBARQ India was named joint winner of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2012, for its project with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) on improving bus transport along the Hosur Road corridor in the city. To counter ...
Ola! Book a Cab with a Smartphone App
Ola! Book a Cab with a Smartphone App
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. The latest development in radio cab services in India is a recently launched free downloadable smartphone app by Ola Cabs. The ...
Parking Tax in Bangalore to Curb Congestion
Parking Tax in Bangalore to Curb Congestion
The Greater Bangalore Municipal Body is considering a tax on vehicles parked on roads and pavements in residential neighborhoods. “The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike is contemplating taxing the ‘encroachers’ found ‘misusing the public property,” reports the Deccan Herald. The goal ...
Research Recap, August 15: Mini Cars in Japan, U.S. Biofuel Potential, Bangalore's Mass Transport
Research Recap, August 15: Mini Cars in Japan, U.S. Biofuel Potential, Bangalore's Mass Transport
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Mini Cars in Japan More than half of Japan’s households own a mini car (kei car), ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 24: German Sustainability, Charging Polluters, Traffic Crash Transparency
TheCityFix Picks, June 24: German Sustainability, Charging Polluters, Traffic Crash Transparency
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 29: Bike Share in Bangalore, Pakistan's Climate Plan, Chicago's Design Summit
TheCityFix Picks, April 29: Bike Share in Bangalore, Pakistan's Climate Plan, Chicago's Design Summit
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility Bangalore ...
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 2: Lessons Learned
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 2: Lessons Learned
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series of Q&As with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. ...
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 1: Basic Guidelines for Bus Reforms
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 1: Basic Guidelines for Bus Reforms
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series of Q&As with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future ...
TT2011: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
TT2011: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. Urban dwellers in China, India and Mexico may not think they have much in common, but cities in all three countries are experiencing similar rapid growth patterns and the subsequent challenges in managing that growth in ...
Metro Rail: The Solution for India?
Metro Rail: The Solution for India?
According to Parisar, an environmental organization that works on sustainable development with a focus on urban transport, India is expected to spend 40 billion dollars in metro rail over the next 10 years. The proposed metro rail system for Pune (and ...
Bangalore's Bus Days Boost Ridership
Bangalore's Bus Days Boost Ridership
Bangalore, India is notorious for its grinding congestion and painful, polluted commutes.  The city’s information technology (IT) boom in the 1990s and early “aughties” led to sprawling, haphazard development and an expanding middle class with a penchant for private vehicles. In ...
Out of the Driver's Seat: Are India's Auto-Rickshaws Safe for Pedestrians and Cyclists?
Out of the Driver's Seat: Are India's Auto-Rickshaws Safe for Pedestrians and Cyclists?
Discussion of the road safety issues surrounding motorized transport modes should focus not just on the safety of in-vehicle passengers (passengers using the motorized modes) but also on how motorized modes affect the safety of other non-motorized users of the ...
Cartoons Break Language Barriers to Support Sustainable Transport in India
Cartoons Break Language Barriers to Support Sustainable Transport in India
India’s booming population and rapidly urbanizing, motorizing society urgently demands better and affordable sustainable transportation, including bus rapid transit (BRT), sidewalks and cycling lanes. More and more, Indian civil society is mobilizing mass communications campaigns, especially through the Internet, to ...
Socially Responsible Business for India's Auto Rickshaws
Socially Responsible Business for India's Auto Rickshaws
In March 2010, my team of five U.S. MBA students had the opportunity to connect with a sector of society that was previously unknown to us – the auto rickshaw drivers of India. As part of our Global Connections course ...
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