Tags: Ahmedabad

  • Reports

    Manek Chowk in Ahmedabad is an example of current condition of public spaces in core city areas of Indian cities being dominated by presence of vehicles, with least priority for pedestrians. This is contributing towards overall deterioration of public life in such areas. Manek Chowk, the centuries old public space developed based on traditional human scaled planning principles, is known for...

  • Infographics

    This poster illustrates recommendations to make BRT systems universally accessible. It addresses 1) Access along Trunk and Feeder corridors, and 2) Access at/within stations.

    This information appears in the EMBARQ India Paper, Designing BRT Systems for Universal Access: Case of Ahmedabad & Indore. View ...

  • Papers

    Big investments in urban transportation infrastructure are being made and anticipated at the national level, channelized at the local level through JNNURM and NIJNNURM reforms in India. This paper argues the need to use this nationwide infrastructural transformation as an opportunity to include groups that have hereto been physically marginalized from urban systems. As cases...

  • Papers

    The growth of motorization and travel activity associated with India’s rapid urban development has serious implications for global climate change. Effective mitigation action requires comprehension of the scale of the problem. Data limitations, however, have thus far constrained efforts to understand how changes in demographics, travel behavior, and policy might affect future emissions of...

  • Papers

    Promoting the use of public transport is seen as one of the key strategies for moderating the inevitable growth of carbon emissions from urban transport in India. For the majority of Indian cities, this means promoting the use of public bus systems. However, the absence of analyses on carbon emissions savings attributable to public bus services in Indian cities is a significant gap in the...

  • Videos

    On 14 October 2009, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation inaugurated its first dedicated bus transit service - Janmarg.

    The Janmarg is a source of pride for the residents of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, and for good reason! The nearly 38 kilometer network of busways carries 90,000 passengers every day and has drastically improved the efficiency of the city’...