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Friday , 24 May 2024

Mobility

Charging Ahead: Charging Infrastructure Transformation in India

With an array of government charger point operators (CPOs) and private players operating in the charging infrastructure space, the critical question is not about the existence of charging infra or discoverability of charging stations. Instead, the next set of operational challenges around availability and scaling-up including inter-operability of the charging stations becomes critical, state Preetesh Singh, Specialist CASE & Alternate ...

Compact Electrified Cities in India

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport is crucial to meet India’s climate action commitments and limit future global warming to 1.5°C. This is especially urgent amidst recurring hazardous air quality crises in Delhi, Mumbai, and other major Indian cities. A new report by ITDP and the University of California, Davis—the Compact Cities Electrified: India roadmap—shows that developing compact and dense ...

Achieving gender responsive mobility through walking and cycling?

Transport is the fulcrum that can pivot women’s participation in the workforce, enable them to access opportunities and live fuller lives. However, transport systems in Asia are not always gender neutral and often place different burdens on men, women and other gender and sexual minorities writes Sonal Shah, Founder, Urban Catalysts and Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable and Equitable Cities ...

Walking Tall, Pedaling Strong: India’s Comeback of Active Mobility

Transitioning to walking and cycling for shorter journeys holds incredible potential for our planet. It keeps the air cleaner, enables inclusive mobility, and dials back those emissions that are warming the atmosphere. Additionally, poorly designed pedestrian and cycling infrastructure has given rise to unsafe urban environments for people. The stark reality of 26,000 pedestrian fatalities in India during 2019 underscores ...

Institutionalising gender equity to transform urban governance

There is increasing discussion around the importance of incorporating a gender lens in urban mobility, with limited attention to urban governance and planning frameworks. Currently, it is being undertaken through Gender Specialists and Gender Action Plans or Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Action Plan on a project or programme basis, often through bilateral and multilateral investments, writes Sonal Shah, Founder ...

Mobility as a Service Barriers to Implementing in Indian Cities

MaaS promises to change the urban mobility landscape by changing the way people used to travel, although the prospect of implementing such solutions heavily depends upon the readiness of Indian cities., writes Narendra Verma, Technical Advisor, Sustainable Urban Mobility – Air Quality, Climate Action and Accessibility, GIZ India As we know it today, Mobility as a Service provides access to ...

Greening Last Mile delivery through E-Micro-Mobility

E-Micro Mobility feat

According to Amit Bhatt, Executive Director and Jagriti Arora, Project Associate, WRI India Ross Center, the partnership between delivery platforms and micro-mobility startups during this pandemic has been mutually beneficial Grammarians call the act of converting a noun into a verb denominalization or verbing. Google it, Skyped, or Dunzo it are three examples of verbing with Dunzo it perhaps being ...

Embracing a Rejuvenating Lifestyle

Embracing feat

A recent initiative for pedestrianizing the busy Church Street First road in Bengaluru, as a pilot project following the global best practices, has yielded significant positive results in improving air quality and instilling sustainable lifestyle among the localities. V Manjula, Commissioner, Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Government of Karnataka; Prof Dr Ashish Verma, Transportation Systems Engg, Convenor, IISc Sustainable Transportation ...

Beyond Efficiency Redefining Success in Mobility

Safety. Efficiency. Cost. Comfort. These are all familiar performance indicators within the realm of mobility. The private vehicles that we have known for the past eighty years typically score high on comfort, but are by nature less safe, less efficient, and costlier than most other modes of transportation. To mitigate these shortfalls of the private vehicle, complex infrastructural systems have ...

Shared, Connected & Electric Mobility

In his special address at the TrafficInfraTech Conference in September 2017, Anil Srivastava, Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity), NITI Aayog talked about the shift which is taking place from the conventional internal combustion engine to the zero-emission vehicle. In the next 10 to 20 years, the electric car market is expected to transit from early deployment to mass market adoption. So, what ...