Posts tagged with 'WRI India'
As Road Accidents Pile Up, India Debates a New National Safety Law
As Road Accidents Pile Up, India Debates a New National Safety Law
In July last year, Nitin Gadkari, India’s minister for road transport and highways, informed parliament that the country loses over 150,000 lives to road traffic accidents every year. More damningly, the country has only about 2 percent of the world’s motor vehicles ...
The Better Bus Challenge: Accelerating Mobility Innovation for Public Transit in India
The Better Bus Challenge: Accelerating Mobility Innovation for Public Transit in India
Over the last decade, India has established itself as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Along with an annual GDP growth rate of 7.1 percent, the country is adding over 12 million people to the workforce every year. Coupled ...
How a Small Experiment in Delhi’s Suburbs Sparked a National Car-Free Movement
How a Small Experiment in Delhi’s Suburbs Sparked a National Car-Free Movement
Imagine a city where roads that are normally clogged with traffic and clouded with smog are instead filled with people – rich and poor, young and old, men and women, all laughing, dancing, watching their children play, cycling Raahgand skating ...
Raahgiri 2.0: Re-Engineering Car-Free Days for Smaller Cities in India
Raahgiri 2.0: Re-Engineering Car-Free Days for Smaller Cities in India
If you drive out of New Delhi west along National Highway 48, you will find yourself reaching a small district in Haryana state named Jhajjar. Just 50 miles from the national capital, its demographic contrast is unmistakable. The bustle and ...
Making India’s Streets Safer Means Confronting Political Economy Barriers
Making India’s Streets Safer Means Confronting Political Economy Barriers
On average, two people die on Mumbai’s roads owing to traffic crashes every day. The city ranks seventh in the country in terms of absolute numbers of road traffic fatalities. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are most vulnerable, and are involved in ...
A First Step Down the Road to Zero-Carbon Buildings in India
A First Step Down the Road to Zero-Carbon Buildings in India
In 2013, the world’s cities accounted for 64 percent of primary energy use and 70 percent of CO2 emissions. Energy use in buildings is the second largest contributor (after transport) to urban GHG emissions and to urban heat islands. Emissions ...
Financing Mass Transit Projects Through All Beneficiaries, And Not Just Users
Financing Mass Transit Projects Through All Beneficiaries, And Not Just Users
For some time now, there has been an ongoing tussle between the Government of Delhi and the National Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs about increasing fares for the Delhi metro. Under the existing law, a fare fixation committee reviews ...
Beyond Uber: How the Private Sector Is Disrupting Mobility
Beyond Uber: How the Private Sector Is Disrupting Mobility
In August 2017, Uber passed the 500 million rides mark in India. In under four years, the company has expanded to 29 cities and worked with close to half a million drivers. India’s homegrown competitor, Ola Cabs, is growing just ...
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50 Shades of Shared: How For-Hire Vehicles Got Their Start in India
India’s urban transport sector has seen tremendous change in the last 15 years. This series examines the evolution of for-hire vehicles (FHVs), the regulatory response to it and its place in the mobility network of the future. Street-hail vehicles dominated ...
New Transited-Oriented Development Policy Has Big Implications for India’s Cities
New Transited-Oriented Development Policy Has Big Implications for India’s Cities
India’s burgeoning cities are famous the world over for their startling vibrancy – and, sometimes, their startling problems. A new national policy, enshrining more transit-friendly development principles, aims to steer urban planning in the world’s largest democracy towards more compact ...
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Reversing Mumbai’s Bicycle Decline Has Broad Implications for Quality of Life
Bicycling is on the decline in India’s largest city; perhaps as few as 0.8 percent of a population of 12 million bicycles, according to one estimate, down from an already-low 6 percent measured in 2008. In a new op-ed for ...
Real Estate Regulation Act: A Potential Opportunity for Transit-Oriented Development
Real Estate Regulation Act: A Potential Opportunity for Transit-Oriented Development
The real estate sector is one of the largest contributors to India’s GDP, and it is expected to grow by 30 percent over the next decade. However, it is also considered the “most ambiguous sector to transact under,” with insufficient ...
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Subsidizing Congestion? India’s Current Fiscal Policy for Public Buses and Private Vehicles
Revenue generated from taxation allows governments to invest in infrastructure and resources that allow for the delivery of essential services. Broadly speaking, these investments are expected to work towards improving the quality of life for the country’s citizens. However, India’s ...
Swapping Parking Spots for Bike Lots Can Transform India’s Cities
Swapping Parking Spots for Bike Lots Can Transform India’s Cities
One city in India is swapping its cars for bikes. WRI India and Nagarro Software, in partnership with Udaan NGO and NASSCOM Foundation, recently launched the Seeds for Change project in Gurugram, India, reclaiming four car parking spots to make ...
Why it is Key to Include Gender Equality in Transport Design
Why it is Key to Include Gender Equality in Transport Design
A 1996 iconic study from Vienna, Austria explored why there were fewer girls (above age nine) in public parks as compared to the number of boys. The researchers concluded that the boys were more assertive in their use of the ...
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