Posts tagged with 'rickshaws'
New Videos: Stories of Auto-Rickshaws in India
New Videos: Stories of Auto-Rickshaws in India
The World Resources Institute and EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) today announced the release of “Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-rickshaw Sector,” a report analyzing the role of the auto-rickshaw industry in improving sustainable transportation. To ...
Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Auto-rickshaws are an important part of urban mobility and a step to improving sustainable transportation, as well as quality of life in Indian cities. Integrating auto-rickshaw services as a feeder mode complements public transportation systems, ensuring connectivity and easy access ...
Promoting Green Entrepreneurship in India's Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Promoting Green Entrepreneurship in India's Auto-Rickshaw Sector
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Auto-rickshaw services in Indian cities are predominantly unorganized in nature, wherein services are provided by individual owners and operators competing against ...
Eliminating Price Bargaining from Auto Rickshaw Services in India
Eliminating Price Bargaining from Auto Rickshaw Services in India
Bargaining is an expected and important ritual of shopping in India, yet its extension to transport pricing in the auto rickshaw service industry has inspired many to find a lasting solution to avoid the negotiation process. We highlighted one of ...
Q&A with Nirmal Kumar: Transforming Paratransit in India
Q&A with Nirmal Kumar: Transforming Paratransit in India
G-Auto is an innovative auto rickshaw service started in Ahmedabad, India. G-Auto works to organize auto rickshaw drivers under a social umbrella, which provides safety and comfort to passengers, as well as income and job satisfaction to drivers. The service was ...
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Risoe Centre released a report on the technologies that can help mitigate climate change in the transport sector. The report, written in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility, is part of the Risoe Centre’s Technology ...
Meters for Moto-Taxis
Meters for Moto-Taxis
Two American expats living in Thailand think they’ve found a way to revolutionize the motorcycle taxi industry: Equip the bikes with portable “Moto-Meters.” It seems like a no-brainer, but surprisingly, these meters don’t always exist, especially in such an unregulated industry where ...
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to promote the use of electric and energy efficient taxi cabs globally and in New York, a city known for its gas guzzling Crown Victoria cabs. Bloomberg was elected chair of the ...
Meter Jam: Evolving to a Results-Driven Campaign
Meter Jam: Evolving to a Results-Driven Campaign
There have been more developments in India’s Meter Jam campaign, which we’ve been following for the past two months. The boycott of taxis and auto-rickshaws first began in mid-August, mostly as a protest against drivers, who, especially in Mumbai, frequently refuse potential ...
Some Progress Made By Meter Jammers' Creative Campaign
Some Progress Made By Meter Jammers' Creative Campaign
Mumbai is a hectic metropolis infamous for its traffic chaos. The hundreds of thousands of tiny black and yellow cabs and rickshaws that criss-cross the streets have caused plenty of frustration for the city’s 14 million residents. To better tackle the ...
Out of the Driver's Seat: Are India's Auto-Rickshaws Safe for Pedestrians and Cyclists?
Out of the Driver's Seat: Are India's Auto-Rickshaws Safe for Pedestrians and Cyclists?
Discussion of the road safety issues surrounding motorized transport modes should focus not just on the safety of in-vehicle passengers (passengers using the motorized modes) but also on how motorized modes affect the safety of other non-motorized users of the ...
Meter Jam: A Campaign to Boycott Auto-Rickshaws and Taxis
Meter Jam: A Campaign to Boycott Auto-Rickshaws and Taxis
Originally posted on TheCityFix Mumbai: “Meter Jam” is the new buzz word among quite a few commuters in Mumbai this week. The Meter Jam campaign is the brainchild of three advertising professionals in Mumbai, who are using the power of ...
Socially Responsible Business for India's Auto Rickshaws
Socially Responsible Business for India's Auto Rickshaws
In March 2010, my team of five U.S. MBA students had the opportunity to connect with a sector of society that was previously unknown to us – the auto rickshaw drivers of India. As part of our Global Connections course ...
NyayaBhoomi: Champion for Delhi's Auto Rickshaws
NyayaBhoomi: Champion for Delhi's Auto Rickshaws
NyayaBhoomi, a Delhi-based non-governmental organization, has been playing an instrumental role in promoting auto-rickshaws and improving their services in Delhi since it was founded in 2002, under the leadership of Secretary Rakesh Agarwal. With more than 10,000 auto-rickshaw drivers registered ...
Power of Film Reveals Delhi's Auto-Rickshaw Issues
Power of Film Reveals Delhi's Auto-Rickshaw Issues
The challenges and problems faced by Delhi’s auto-rickshaw drivers and passengers have been highlighted in a film documentary titled “Third Wheel: Auto Rickshaws – Boon or Bane for Delhi?” developed by Prabodh, a non-government organization in Delhi. The documentary fills ...
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