Posts tagged with 'Mumbai'
Mumbai’s Bus Routes at Your Fingertips
Mumbai’s Bus Routes at Your Fingertips
In less than ten keystrokes, you can now find out the shortest bus route between any two points in Mumbai. Mobile 4 Mumbai, a start-up that works to create mobile solutions, has launched a mobile app that enables users to ...
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 ...
Proximity to Transit Boosts Property Values
Proximity to Transit Boosts Property Values
If property values are any indicator, access to high quality public transit is highly desired in Mumbai. The city’s developers are cashing in on proposed infrastructure projects, even though the completion of these projects could be years away. After recent ...
Bus Lanes Can Cut Mumbai's Congestion, Study Says
Bus Lanes Can Cut Mumbai's Congestion, Study Says
Cars take up more space on Mumbai’s roads than buses and carry fewer passengers, says a recently released study. What’s more, a mere 10-20% increase in the number of buses along with designated bus lanes can make a serious dent ...
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. ...
Thinking Beyond the Mumbai Metro
Thinking Beyond the Mumbai Metro
Carrie Denning recently spent time living in Mumbai and working with Bombay First to explore how the Mumbai metro can raise revenues beyond the fare box.  She is currently a Lokey Fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund specializing in transportation policy. ...
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 ...
Envisioning a Car-Free Mumbai
Envisioning a Car-Free Mumbai
Last Sunday, 140,000 Mumbaikers showed up on Bandra’s Carter Road to celebrate their city’s first-ever Car Free Day.  The Khar-Bandra-Santacruz Foundation organized the event, with co-sponsors including the Pirojsha Godrej Foundation, EMBARQ (producer of this blog) and other corporate 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 ...
Transport a Priority in Mumbai’s Planning Budget
Transport a Priority in Mumbai’s Planning Budget
The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) budget for 2010-11 was approved on Tuesday.  The planning agency has proposed an annual outlay of Rs 6,143 crore (last year’s was Rs 6,653 crore).  For international readers, this is approximately equal to ...
Creating Streets for Walkers and Hawkers
Creating Streets for Walkers and Hawkers
This post is intended as a follow-up to Erica Schlaikjer’s recent post about the new “skywalks” in Mumbai. She highlighted several common criticisms – that these elevated walkways are inaccessible for the old and the disabled, that they destroy the ...
Mumbai’s Monorail: Breakthrough or Blunder?
Mumbai’s Monorail: Breakthrough or Blunder?
Engineers recently completed a much-anticipated trial run of India’s first monorail car in Mumbai. The trial was an early test of the Mumbai Monorail Project, an initiative of the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority aimed at increasing mobility and reducing congestion ...
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 ...
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