Posts tagged with 'India'
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 17:  South Africa Integrated Transport, Paint the Town Blue, Toxic Air
TheCityFix Picks, February 17: South Africa Integrated Transport, Paint the Town Blue, Toxic Air
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 ...
Inclusive Planning: How Can Indian Cities Lead the Way?
Inclusive Planning: How Can Indian Cities Lead the Way?
The urbanization boom in India is not taking place without heated discussions and an attempt at inclusive planning. If crafted correctly, Indian cities can serve as role models in participatory planning. In fact, many India-based projects and enterprises are leading ...
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org on February 10, 2012 by Divya Kottadiel. EMBARQ India organized and hosted Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit on February 10 to present the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneur-driven organized fleet auto-rickshaw services, as an integral part ...
New Videos: Stories of Auto-Rickshaws in India
New Videos: Stories of Auto-Rickshaws in India
The World Resources Institute and EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) today announced the release of “Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-rickshaw Sector,” a report analyzing the role of the auto-rickshaw industry in improving sustainable transportation. To ...
Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Auto-rickshaws are an important part of urban mobility and a step to improving sustainable transportation, as well as quality of life in Indian cities. Integrating auto-rickshaw services as a feeder mode complements public transportation systems, ensuring connectivity and easy access ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 3: Brazilian BRT, Seaweed Biofuel, Electric Taxis in Bogota
TheCityFix Picks, February 3: Brazilian BRT, Seaweed Biofuel, Electric Taxis in Bogota
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 ...
Promoting Green Entrepreneurship in India's Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Promoting Green Entrepreneurship in India's Auto-Rickshaw Sector
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Auto-rickshaw services in Indian cities are predominantly unorganized in nature, wherein services are provided by individual owners and operators competing against ...
EMBARQ-FedEx Collaboration Aims to Improve Public Transport in Developing Countries
EMBARQ-FedEx Collaboration Aims to Improve Public Transport in Developing Countries
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org. A new collaboration to optimize city bus operations in Mexico, Brazil and India was announced today by FedEx Corp. and EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s center for sustainable transport (the producer of this blog.) “Thanks to ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 16: Transport Grants, Beautifying BRT, Urban Mobility India
TheCityFix Picks, December 16: Transport Grants, Beautifying BRT, Urban Mobility India
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, December 9: Australian Helmet Laws, Transport Talks at Durban, Peruvian Health
TheCityFix Picks, December 9: Australian Helmet Laws, Transport Talks at Durban, Peruvian Health
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 ...
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