Through it's research and engagement with Indian cities, WRI India Sustainable Cities has put together a variety of city specific databases and analyses that researchers, practitioners, students and others might find informative and useful. This includes key charts and graphs from various WRI India Sustainable Cities reports. For more information regarding these data and analytics you can direct your queries to the contact person listed with the information or simply write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raahgiri Day, India's first sustained car-free Sundays, started in Gurgaon on 17th November 2013. In the last 23 weeks, it has become the biggest and coolest citizens’ initiative in Gurgaon. But it has been a game changer in terms of bringing a mindset and lifestyle shift among the residents in Gurgaon, a lot of whom have now become proponents of active transportation. This was found through a recent survey done by EMBARQ India, to capture the feedback
Cities in the developing world are in search of sustainable solutions to their accessibility and mobility related problems. During last five years, in city’s multi-modal transport option, Bus Transit - both in its basic and rapid form, has become the core of the chosen strategy. Indian cities are choosing Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) as a sustainable solution to its growing urban transport demand.
EMBARQ India attempted to collect the status of BRT in India. This map provides aTopics: Buses
In an effort to build ‘enclaves’ of neighbourhood and work spaces of aspirational qualities, developments by private enterprises tend to adopt exclusivity through segregation as the main tool for planning. Even though many such developments look at mixed land uses, the interaction and interface between them seem restricted and controlled, thus functioning as smaller pockets of single land use. Though such segregation allow for easy project execution, the physical manifestation points -likeTopics: Transit Oriented Development
Mode shares are an important indicator of the role that auto-rickshaws play in meeting the daily mobility needs of urban citizens. Based on data available for a few cities, EMBARQ India’s analysis shows that auto-rickshaws serve between 10-20% of motorized road transport trips in these cities. Further, it is observed that auto-rickshaws constitute a small share of the total vehicle mix (between 2 -11%) while they account for relatively higher mode shares, thus highlighting the fact thatTopics: Intermediate Public Transport
Auto-rickshaws play an important role in urban mobility in most Indian cities. EMBARQ India’s analysis on the size of the auto-rickshaw market in select Indian cities, based on government records, indicates that Tier I cities in India (with population greater than 4 million) typically have more than 50,000 auto-rickshaws, while Tier II cities (with population between 1 and 4 million) have between 15,000 and 30,000 auto-rickshaws. Auto-rickshaws, thus, constitute a significant share of theTopics: Intermediate Public Transport
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a systematic process to evaluate the potential health impacts of any plan, project or policy before implementation and has recently started gaining traction in the transportation sector as well. HIAs also recommend appropriate corrective or preventive measures to manage the health impacts of the proposed plan or policy. Transportation HIAs can take place at any level, from site to corridor, city, regional, and national. HIAs could be led by the private,
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