Posts tagged with 'Asia'
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 ...
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 ...
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
This post was originally published on the Asian Development Bank blog by Ko Sakamoto on March 14, 2012. Asia’s rapidly growing economies require significant investments in transport infrastructure and services, plus policies and strategies to promote sustainable transport. Here are ...
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 ...
China Transportation Briefing: How to Save China’s Capital?
China Transportation Briefing: How to Save China’s Capital?
Our monthly China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Research Recap, February 6: Urban Happiness, Electric Highways, Cooperative ITS
Research Recap, February 6: Urban Happiness, Electric Highways, Cooperative ITS
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Designing Urban Happiness The design and condition of cities are associated with the happiness of residents, ...
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 ...
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