Thursday, July 25, 2013

In Delhi, bad urban design leads to wasted energy and global warming

Centre for Science and Environment: "Badly designed cities promote wrong travel choices, leading to warming and pollution: CSE

The original design of Indian cities more compact – promoted walking and cycling. Growing sizes of cities and their bad design is leading to urban sprawl, increasing travel distances and time, leading to congestion, global warming and pollution

Detours caused by car-centric infrastructure like flyovers, signal-free corridors and foot overbridges can increase carbon emissions -- this is the result of conversion of small walkable trips to longer motorized trips

Investments in metro and buses can be wasted if access to public transport systems is not designed well  "

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