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Category: Non-motorized :: Pedestrians
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Delhi, Mumbai or Bengaluru, our cities treat pedestrians as second class citizens 21.8.2019 Citizen Matters
In 2018, pedestrians comprised more than 50% fatalities on Mumbai streets; the numbers for Delhi and Bangalore stood at 44% and 40%. Our streets have turned into a battlefield between cars and citizens, and citizens almost always lose.
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Corporate volunteers join Road Safety Council to bat for accident-free OMR 20.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The Chennai Road Safety Council is a coming together of various organisations, volunteers from which are helping to raise awareness on road safety and traffic rules at busy junctions on OMR.
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Where cars are king and pedestrians their slaves 17.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Thanks to lack of political will and unfortunate US-style aspiration, we have arrived at a sad state of affairs as far as urban mobility is concerned. In this first of a four-part series, the author explains the latent inequality and hierarchy in our city streets.
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Traffic chaos in Sivasagar town turning from bad to worse 4.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Traffic chaos in Sivasagar town turning from bad to worse
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Should you have to pay for parking in Bengaluru? 1.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has taken any number of measures to stop parking chaos on the streets - from setting up MLCPs to mandating parking space in buildings. Why then is parking still an issue in the city? Will the recent proposal to end free parking make a difference?
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Why Mumbai needs parks more than parking lots for its 32 lakh cars 23.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Open space available to the average Mumbaikar is 1.28 sq m as against international standards of 11 sq m. And to make matters worse, a large chunk of public space is taken up by cars and spaces meant for cars.
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What makes a good pedestrian-friendly footpath? 5.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Combining pointers from the Indian Road Congress (IRC) and various pedestrian-friendly footpaths across the globe, ITDP has put together a guide that elaborates on the best practices for laying them. But will Chennai ever get to adopting these?
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Two shot, two others hurt in San Francisco-area shopping mall 3.7.2019 Reuters: World News
Two people were shot and two others hurt on Tuesday when at least one gunman opened fire at a mall in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno before apparently fleeing on a nearby train, police said.
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Paris says tourist buses no longer welcome in city centre 2.7.2019 Reuters: Entertainment News
Paris aims to ban tourist buses from the city centre to spur visitors to walk, cycle or take public transport, tackling complaints about nuisances caused by mass tourism, the French capital's deputy mayor ...
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In a first, Mumbai gets safety cell for pedestrians 28.6.2019 DNA
This issue has come forth as 51% of people who lost lives in road accidents and 47% of those sustaining injuries, were pedestrians
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Animal rights group says Greece covering up Santorini donkey 'abuse' 21.6.2019 Reuters: World News
Animal rights group PETA has accused Greek authorities of covering up what it called the "cruel" treatment of donkeys on the popular island of Santorini and blocking its efforts to highlight their plight.
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Gurugram: Woman alleges man masturbated on her in metro station and hurled abuses 18.6.2019 Scroll.in
The 29-year-old interior designer accused the police of inaction, and questioned the lax security for women using public transport.
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Not all Delhi women can access the jobs they’d like – but Kejriwal’s free travel plan could help 13.6.2019 Scroll.in
Affordable and safe means of travel could open up better opportunities in education, jobs and public spaces.
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Mere populism? Kejriwal plan to make transport free for Delhi women could actually transform city 7.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The move holds the possibility of making the Capital friendlier, approachable and more accessible for women.
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Walking, Cycling May Reduce The Risk Of Obesity In Kids: 3 Diet Tips To Manage Obesity 21.5.2019 NDTV Food - Latest
According to a recent study, published in the journal BMC Public Health, kids who engage in walking and/or cycling are less likely to be at risk of obesity than those who do not.
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Bengaluru Buzz: NGT action to save lakes | Draft policy to ease commute | Action plan for air quality 13.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Action to be taken against encroachers of Kaikondarahalli lake buffer zone, sewage and rainwater to be diverted away from Bellandur lake, draft commute policy and new air quality action plan for Bengaluru - read more on what happened in the city over the past week
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City Buzz : Fani hits Odisha and W Bengal | BMC’s plastic headache | Charminar suffers damage…and more 5.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Catch your weekly dose of some of the most important local news from cities across India.
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Thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions delivers largest ever service contract at Hamad International Airport 3.5.2019 Projects Monitor

The post Thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions delivers largest ever service contract at Hamad International Airport appeared first on India's first NewsPortal on Projects.

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VP calls for a public transport-centric approach to combat growing vehicular pollution. 3.5.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has called for adopting a public transport-centric approach to decongest traffic-choked cities and combat growing vehicular pollution. He observed that our cities have been witnessing an undesirable shift from the use of public transport to private vehicles.
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Do cities matter? What BJP, INC and CPI(M) manifestos say on urban issues 23.4.2019 Citizen Matters
From devolution of powers to local bodies, to the formation of National Urban Mobility Mission, to the creation of a separate Ministry for Water; what all are the promises made by political parties regarding urban issues in their manifestos ?
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