Posts tagged with 'New Delhi'
Delhi's Walkways Hazardous to Your Health, Study Finds
Delhi's Walkways Hazardous to Your Health, Study Finds
Motor vehicles often impede on pedestrian space in New Delhi, India. Photo by kandyjaxx. Thirty-three percent of commuters in Delhi, India walk to work in conditions that could be described as hazardous to your health. A report published by the ...
Median Lanes: Key in Bus Rapid Transit Performance
Median Lanes: Key in Bus Rapid Transit Performance
One of the most controversial aspects of Bus Rapid Transit design in Delhi has been the designation of median lanes as opposed to curbside lanes. The initial bus corridor in Delhi is based on median lanes to give priority to ...
Op-Ed: Say "Yes" to Improving Delhi's BRT
Op-Ed: Say "Yes" to Improving Delhi's BRT
The bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor in Delhi is one of the most controversial projects in Indian urban transport. It encountered several problems during the first week of its implementation, stirring up a great media outcry. But the Delhi Government ...
Towards a Better BRT Taxonomy
Towards a Better BRT Taxonomy
Referring to high-end BRT systems as ‘Quickways’ could clear up confusion regarding what is — and what is not – a true BRT system. Bus Rapid Transit (a.k.a BRT) is a hot topic in sustainable transport. In Latin America alone, ...
From Busway to BRT
From Busway to BRT
A Delhi Busways station. Photo by Madhav Pai. By Dario Hidalgo and Madhav Pai. Originally published on IndiaTogether.com Compared to other bus corridors world-wide, the Delhi effort is a very limited one. The current design is only a busway, and ...
Commuters Support BRT in Delhi
Commuters Support BRT in Delhi
An independent commuter survey conducted by Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment found that commuters overwhelmingly support the new BRT system in Delhi. For some, the result may be surprising after the initial operational glitches and media blitz declaring the ...
A Fresh Perspective on BRT in India
A Fresh Perspective on BRT in India
Tathagata Chatterji, an architect and urban planner from Delhi, had a few interesting things to say today about Bus Rapid Transit in India. A few exerts follow: The context: The experimental Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Delhi, which reserves ...
Cycling in Delhi
Cycling in Delhi
At least some people bike in Delhi. Photo by indoloony. “Once you see the dedicated cycling tracks coming up, you’ll see a very big crowd of people taking to their bikes.” That’s a quote from Nalin Sinha, a leading member ...
Media and Car Owners Take on BRT in Delhi
Media and Car Owners Take on BRT in Delhi
This last week Delhi began a trial run for its first bus rapid transit corridor, a 5.8 kilometer stretch in the southern part of the city. To put it mildly, the start has been anything but stellar: a Google News ...
Fighting Noise Pollution, Mumbai Celebrates No Honking Day
Fighting Noise Pollution, Mumbai Celebrates No Honking Day
Photo by James Cridland. In ancient Indian and Chinese texts, writers noted that the ultimate form of torture involved subjecting captives to loud and horrible noises. It’s an interesting paradox that we now live in the modern world as free ...
Car-Centric Transport Policy Hurts India's Informal Sector
60 Kilos from CHINTAN on Vimeo. In a recent post here on thecityfix.com, Sudhir Gota documented the plight of ‘Transport Challenged People’ in Bangalore, India. In his piece, Sudhir explains how Indian transportation policy’s often myopic focus on car infrastructure ...
Monkey Business
Monkey Business
A monkey in Delhi. Photo by vm2827 from Flickr. The New York Times reports today about how monkeys are camping out in Delhi’s parks and green areas, causing all sorts of nuisances as they mingle with other primates, namely humans. ...
Delhi's Deteriorating Air Quality
Delhi's Deteriorating Air Quality
Photo by brewingluminous from Flickr. A New Delhi based research group, Centre for Science and Environment, has warned that air pollution is reaching critical levels in India’s capital city, threatening the health and wellbeing of the nearly 14 million people ...
Is There a Third Way to Think About Low-Cost Cars?
Is There a Third Way to Think About Low-Cost Cars?
Photo from https://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j212/anjanesh/Blog/tata-1.jpg By Ethan Arpi and Rob Katz While discussions of Ratan Tata’s 1 lakh car – and other entrants to the ultra-cheap car market – are nothing new to thecityfix.com and many other blogs, the concept received another ...
A Penny War Drives Delhi's Deadly Streets
A Penny War Drives Delhi's Deadly Streets
One of Delhi’s many Blueline buses. Photo by vm2827 of Flickr. On October 27th one of Delhi’s Blueline buses, widely referred to as “killer buses,” struck and killed a young boy of just 11 years, the 100th pedestrian to be ...
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