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Wednesday , 29 May 2024

Sustainable Mobility

Harnessing hydrogen’s potential to address long-haul trucking emissions

MIT researchers work to transform truck powertrain design with support from the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium, Molly Chase writes. The transportation of goods forms the basis of today’s globally distributed supply chains, and long-haul trucking is a central and critical link in this complex system. To meet climate goals around the world, it is necessary to develop decarbonized solutions ...

Can we make Indian cities walkable?

India is a land of walkers. An estimated 45 million walk to work daily, compared with a mere 54 lakhs who use motorised personal transport.   However, the infrastructure that is in place for road users is skewed against non-motorised transport (NMT), either pushing pedestrians to the margins of the road networks, or even worse, compelling them to jostle for space ...

15-Minute Cities: Reimagining Mobility

To optimise sustainable urban living, the 15-minute city concept is hailed as a spatial development model to help foster a more local, healthy, equitable and sustainable way of life. In an interview with TrafficInfraTech, Prof Carlos Moreno, Associate Professor, Panthéon Sorbonne University, and Co-founder & Scientific Director, ETI chair speaks on the 15-Minute city model and how it can positively ...

Things are moving in Hyderabad; we are making a buzz

Santhana Selvan, Bicycle Mayor, Hyderabad speaks to Mangala Chandran How did you get into the spirit of cycling? What has been your journey? I used to love cycling during my school days in Madurai. My cycle was quite ordinary – no gears or fancy accessories! With this, I cycled around nearby villages. Initially, it was just for normal rides to ...

Pedaling to Work

Firoza Suresh, Mumbai’s Cycle bicycle enthusiast has pledged to make cycling the most sustainable way to commute- not just for health, but also to work and leisure. With the Smart Commute Foundation – Cycle2Work | MeCycleRider initiatives, she has been motivating Mumbaikars to take to bicycles. Firoza spoke to Mangala Chandran about her bicycle journey- as a school girl to ...

Return of the Bicycle – Bengaluru city is riding high

The bicycle is coming back with a vengeance in cities across the world. With the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) reports repeatedly sounding alarm over the acceleration of global climate change, leaders from various countries have been pledging net zero targets. The crisis posed by the COVID 19 pandemic however proved to be a tipping point in adoption of ...