Posts tagged with 'India'
TheCityFix Picks, July 6: Elevated Transjakarta BRT, Most Livable Cities, Extreme Weather at a Cost
TheCityFix Picks, July 6: Elevated Transjakarta BRT, Most Livable Cities, Extreme Weather at a Cost
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 29: Bike Helmets in Vancouver, BRT in Pakistan, Rio+20
TheCityFix Picks, June 29: Bike Helmets in Vancouver, BRT in Pakistan, Rio+20
Integrated Transport Lahore announced that its 32-kilometer bus rapid transit (BRT) system will be set to begin operations by September, emulating Istanbul’s Metrobus transit system, with a gift of 100 articulated buses from Istanbul Mayor Kadir Tobbaş. The San Francisco ...
Enhancing Fuel Efficiency in Vishakapatnam
Enhancing Fuel Efficiency in Vishakapatnam
With input from Prashanth Bachu. Bus-based public transport that is dependent solely on revenue earned from ticket sales is typically not a profit-making business. Most bus agencies strive to meet operational costs in other ways, and fuel economy has been ...
Fazilka Ecocabs Offers New Paradigm for Non-Motorized Transport in Indian Cities
Fazilka Ecocabs Offers New Paradigm for Non-Motorized Transport in Indian Cities
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Cycle rickshaws, an eco-friendly mode of transport, continue to play a role in para-transit and non-motorized modes of transport in Indian ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 4: Spare the Air, Honoring Bloomberg, BRT Experience
TheCityFix Picks, May 4: Spare the Air, Honoring Bloomberg, BRT Experience
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 ...
Coastal Contentment with Improved Mobility in Vishakapatnam
Coastal Contentment with Improved Mobility in Vishakapatnam
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. With input from Prashanth Bachu. Vishakapatnam, a major port city on the southeast coast of India, recently introduced a successful “no motor vehicle” zone ...
Vote Now! "EnterPrizing" New Mobility in India
Vote Now! "EnterPrizing" New Mobility in India
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. In 2009, when Nirmal Kumar first started G-Auto, a dial-a-rickshaw service, little did he know that it would grow into a hugely ...
Rajkot Catalyzes Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship
Rajkot Catalyzes Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Rajkot is one of the fastest growing cities in India, with a population of around 1.3 million in 2011. Rapid urbanization and ...
Smart Technology Entrepreneurship Initiatives for Auto-Rickshaw Rides
Smart Technology Entrepreneurship Initiatives for Auto-Rickshaw Rides
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. In a previous blog post, we highlighted the various opportunities in the auto-rickshaw sector for entrepreneurs to develop innovative businesses. One ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 6: BRTdata.org, Brainless Driving, Bicycle Crash Tracking
TheCityFix Picks, April 6: BRTdata.org, Brainless Driving, Bicycle Crash Tracking
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 ...
Q&A with Anuradha Bhavnani: Insights on Finance for India's Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurs
Q&A with Anuradha Bhavnani: Insights on Finance for India's Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurs
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Last month, EMBARQ India hosted an event, “Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit,” in Mumbai to discuss the challenges and opportunities of ...
Indore Pedals On with Public Bicycling Scheme
Indore Pedals On with Public Bicycling Scheme
  This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation.   Although public bicycling schemes—like the ones across Europe, America and, more recently, China—are a relatively new concept in India, Indore’s ...
Bajaj's RE60: A Four-Wheeler, But Not a Car?
Bajaj's RE60: A Four-Wheeler, But Not a Car?
In 2001, Bajaj Auto Ltd. revolutionized the motorcycle market in India with the launch of the Pulsar two-wheeler. Now, the firm is looking at another sector-wide transformation: At the 2012 Auto Expo, Bajaj Auto Ltd. showcased its new four-wheeler, the RE 60. This ...
Friday Fun: Shoe-Shaped Car to Celebrate Women's Day
Friday Fun: Shoe-Shaped Car to Celebrate Women's Day
Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and we commemorated the day with a round-up of our previous posts on women and sustainable transportation. Indian car designer, Sudhakar Yadav also celebrated International Women’s Day, but he did so by building cars shaped like ...
India Showcases Hydrogen Fuel Auto-Rickshaws
India Showcases Hydrogen Fuel Auto-Rickshaws
  Auto-rickshaws are a mode of low-cost, point-to-point transportation in Indian cities. The use of two-stroke engines running on gasoline and diesel, coupled with poor maintenance, often results in high pollutant emissions, particularly particulate matter and hydrocarbons. There have been ...
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