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BRT Gaining Momentum in Mumbai
BRT Gaining Momentum in Mumbai
After years of delays, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is gaining momentum in Mumbai. The Mumbai Environmental Social Network (MESN), an NGO focusing on traffic management, is demanding that political leaders implement BRT. With the support of other citizens’ groups and ...
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
In recent years, auto rickshaws have been a topic of endless controversy in India. Proponents maintain that they are a vital mode of transport in Indian cities, providing low-cost mobility and connecting travelers to mass transit and even directly to ...
More on Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT: Accessibility and Signage
More on Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT: Accessibility and Signage
Last week, Prajna Rao, a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog), posted a photographic tour of Ahmedabad’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) system, known as Janmarg. ...
Restrictions on Cycle Rickshaws Arbitrary, says Delhi High Court
Restrictions on Cycle Rickshaws Arbitrary, says Delhi High Court
In a landmark decision last month, the Delhi High Court ruled that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s policy of limiting the number of cycle rickshaws is unconstitutional. This verdict represents a key step in defending the right to the road ...
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad's Janmarg BRT System
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad's Janmarg BRT System
Prajna Rao is a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (CST-India), a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog. She provides a photographic overview of Ahmedabad’s new BRT system, known as Janmarg, which has ...
Five Months of Ahmedabad’s Janmarg: Setting the Standard for BRT in India
Five Months of Ahmedabad’s Janmarg: Setting the Standard for BRT in India
Ahmedabad has set a new standard for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in India. That was the consensus at a recent capacity-building workshop educating other city officials about the planning and implementation of the local BRT. The five-month old system, popularly ...
BRT Lurching Ahead in India
BRT Lurching Ahead in India
Last Friday, sustainable transport advocates came a step closer to gaining widespread support for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in India when Bangalore officials announced that the government will move ahead with the implementation of the city’s proposed BRT system.  Dr. ...
Pedaling Toward a Cycling Culture in Mumbai
Pedaling Toward a Cycling Culture in Mumbai
There’s no doubt about it: a bicycling culture is budding in Mumbai. All in the past month, TheCityFix Mumbai reported on the city’s first Car Free Day, which coincided with the city’s first “Cyclothon and a group of long-distance cyclists ...
Mumbai Joins Other World-Class Cities to Celebrate "Car Free Day"
Mumbai Joins Other World-Class Cities to Celebrate "Car Free Day"
Last Sunday, Mumbai hosted a local event with global importance: Car Free Day. It was the first time the city had ever organized such an event, modeled after popular car-free days in other cities, such as Ciclovia in Bogotá and ...
UPCOMING EVENT: Mumbai to Host Its First "Car Free Day"
UPCOMING EVENT: Mumbai to Host Its First "Car Free Day"
This upcoming Sunday, February 21, for the first time ever, Mumbai is holding a Car Free Day, similar to Ciclovia in Bogotá and Summer Streets in New York City. The all-day event is organized by the Khar-Bandra-Santacruz (KBS) Foundation, a ...
Want a Sustainable Future? Act Now to Curb "Automobile Ubiquity" in Mumbai
Want a Sustainable Future? Act Now to Curb "Automobile Ubiquity" in Mumbai
Last July, Mumbai celebrated the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, a bridge to connect the island city of Mumbai with its surrounding western suburbs. This feat of construction was built not just to connect two points of land separated by ...
Lofty Idea: "Skywalks" for Mumbai Pedestrians
Lofty Idea: "Skywalks" for Mumbai Pedestrians
Sidewalks in Mumbai are feeling the squeeze. Pedestrians, street vendors, scooters and squatters all compete for space on the gridlocked footpaths around the city, where nearly 60% of the population travels by foot. In response to this overcrowding, the city ...
The Next Big Challenge: Latent Demands for Personal Transport Ready to Explode
The Next Big Challenge: Latent Demands for Personal Transport Ready to Explode
Rising income levels means paving way to latent aspirations of a rising consumer class. A positive change indeed, but is our infrastructure equipped for the latest additions?
2010 Sustainable Transport Awards: Nominees Announced
2010 Sustainable Transport Awards: Nominees Announced
Last year, New York City became the first U.S. city to win the 2009 Sustainable Transport Award. As reported on EMBARQ.org, the city was recognized for its significant transport reforms, as a continuation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030, a ...
Tata Gives India the "World's Cheapest Home," But What Does That Mean For Cities?
Tata Gives India the "World's Cheapest Home," But What Does That Mean For Cities?
Some companies seek to fill market niches, but the Tata Group is increasingly known for filling market chasms.  Tata boldly transformed the international auto industry late last year when it announced its intention to release the 115,000 rupee (US$2,500) Nano, ...
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