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How clean is the air we breathe in cities?

Mon, 20 May 2013 15:43:04 +0000

More and more cities worldwide are grappling with the ever-increasing menace of air pollution — especially in India, which contains some of the most polluted cities in the world. Rapid economic growth in developing countries and increased individual wealth is ...

The promise of bike-sharing in India

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:53:06 +0000

This blog post is a part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Rapid economic growth in developing countries has resulted in increased purchasing power among the people, which manifests itself in an ever-increasing number of private ...

Natural gas and low-sulfur diesel meet again

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 01:58:05 +0000

This is the second round of a two-part series weighing the benefits of natural gas versus low-sulfur diesel as fuel sources for buses. Natural gas won Round I because when we focus on tailpipe emissions it is less toxic, and ...

Natural gas vs. low-sulfur diesel in India, round I

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:05:39 +0000

Natural gas might help public transport to pollute less. It might be a cost effective solution as well. The Indian government mandated natural gas in 2004 for all public buses and rickshaws in a number of cities, but was mandating ...

Bikeshare in Delhi – Room For Improvement

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:06:10 +0000

Over the last few years, the city of Delhi has seen a 20-percent decline in the use of public transport. Non-motorized transport, including cycling, makes up for 33-percent of all trips taken in the Capital.  To counter the declining use ...

Could Bike Sharing Work in Jaipur?

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:00:05 +0000

Co-written by Sushant Sudhir. This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation.   Public bicycle sharing (PBS) is an innovative platform comprising short-term bicycle rental schemes in which bicycles can ...

Public Transport in Delhi: Devising New “Clusters”

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:00:20 +0000

Delhi is a city of 7 million registered motor vehicles, more than the number of vehicles in India’s three other major cities–Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai–combined. The city grapples with the all-too-familiar urban problems of traffic congestion, pollution and crashes. In ...

Jaipur City Bus Service: Cost-Effective, Efficient, Attractive

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:15:35 +0000

  Umang Jain, a transport specialist with EMBARQ India, reflects on the creation of a public-private partnership for Jaipur City Bus Service. The Ministry of Urban Development in India sanctioned 400 buses for Jaipur at a cost of Rs 142 crore ...