Friday, November 29, 2013

Urban transport should focus on moving people, not cars

The Times of India: ""There are some wrong notions that are being followed in highly urbanised cities where traffic and mobility planning are done from the point of view of vehicles instead of the people using it for walking or riding a cycle," said Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota while addressing the delegates at the seminar.

The experts from ITDP pointed out that road-widening and setting up additional parking space were not the proper solutions to decongest the city streets. Highlighting the case of Janmarg Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Ahemdabad, a similar transport model was recommended from the ITDP panel at the seminar. They also added that it would also reduce the number of private cars plying on the city streets as more people would eventually start to opt for public transport.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Poor #publictransit hurts women

Amritsar: Inefficient transport system adds to womens' woes. - Hindustan Times: "At present, the public transport system in the city is grossly inadequate and inefficient.

This underlines the need of a consistent and safe mode of transport, both for tourists and local residents.
Though proposals to launch a synchronised system of transport have been made in the past, these have failed to see the light of the day with the authorities concerned failing to implement them."