Mobility Policies & Planning

Comprehensive mobility plans focus on land use planning and regulations, and city Master Plans focus on comprehensive mobility studies. Together they can help resolve problems of long travel times, sprawl of cities, and high cost of living. It is important that these statutory documents take a clear stance towards sustainable mobility, so that decision makers and people in general make deliberate choices to be sustainable in their travel options.

Fragmented institutions, decision-making processes, and inequality in knowledge concentration in urban transport are barriers to effective governance outcomes. Despite substantial amounts of investments being made in the urban transport sector, there is a lack of necessary capacities or governance mechanisms to ensure sustenance and optimum outcomes from these investments. Integrated and inter-disciplinary methods of enquiry are required to comprehensively understand this space.


This webinar was be hosted on 14th December, 2017, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (IST). It featured Adam White, co-founder of the Digital Matatus Project; Principal, Groupshot; and CEO, Atlas Workshops.

This webinar was hosted on the 12th of October, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (IST), and featured Aloke Mukherjee in discussion with Dr. Ekroop Caur (IAS), Secretary to Government (Expenditure), Finance Department, Government of Karnataka.

This webinar was hosted on the 8th of August, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM (IST), and presented by Dario Hidalgo, Director – Integrated Transport, WRI. 

In 2016, WRI India was empaneled as a National Training Entity in the field of Town Planning by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. This empanelment places WRI India within a roster of premier national technical and non-profit organisations that have been officially recognised for their excellence in the fields of urban development and capacity building. As a National Training Entity, WRI India works with multiple states towards furthering the goals of various urban missions such as Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Smart Cities.


With an aim to discover emerging new mobility entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to solve the commuting challenges in Indian cities, WRI India Sustainable Cities held the New Mobility Lab from 11-15th November in Mumbai.  The Lab was an intensive 5-day business model validation accelerator designed to provide new mobility entrepreneurs a step-by-step methodology to rapidly and systematically validate their venture’s business model. The New Mobility lab cohort comprised of early stage or post prototype entrepreneurs that propagated mobility-as-a-service solution.


This webinar was hosted on 8th November, 2016, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm IST, and presented by Aditya Kini, Advocate, Zehn Lega. 

This webinar was hosted on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Aditya Kini, Advocate, Zehn Legal. 

This webinar was hosted on Saturday, 25 June 2016 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Jaya Dhindaw, Strategy Head - Integrated Urban Practice, WRI India Sustainable Cities; and Himadri Das, Program Manager - Urban Devlopment & Accessibility, WRI India Sustainable Cities. 

The Streets for All initiative is a sustained community movement towards the provision of better and safer walking and cycling infrastructure in our city. It provides a platform for engagement between government, media, NGOs, technocrats and the community, in order to jointly develop workable solutions to improve the safety and mobility conditions on our streets. Streets for All could be a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly open streets event when select streets are closed to private vehicles for several hours.

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