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Category: Non-motorized :: Pedestrians
Last updated: Oct 15 2019 13:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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All you need to know about Bengaluru’s new Bus Priority Lane plan for ORR 15.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Test runs of the priority bus lane project has already started in the Silk Board-KR Puram stretch of ORR. Here is how authorities are planning to implement the project and resolve problems
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Imphal to get four foot overbridges 14.10.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Imphal to get four foot overbridges
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Nine pointers to ensure Bengaluru’s upcoming bus lanes are a success 13.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru is soon to get dedicated bus lanes that are intended to make commute easy for bus users. But will the project succeed amidst the city's chaotic traffic? Here are nine pointers to ensure it does
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Motorbike ride-sharing a panacea for Dhaka traffic chaos 28.9.2019 Reuters: South Asia News
Ride-sharing motorbike services are surging in popularity in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, where nightmare traffic often means that walking is faster than travelling by car or bus.
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Sustainability needs a people-centric approach; is smart city Chennai geared to that? 26.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A city tackling climate change needs to think big and small and involve all stakeholders in the process -- policymakers, state and local governments, private entities and citizens. That should be one of the primary goals of the Chennai Smart City programme.
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Where and how can you ride a ‘smart bike’ in Chennai? 14.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Since its launch in February this year, Chennai's smart bike fleet has grown to 370 and sees, on average, 252 rides per day across all locations. A look at the details of the system and its overall performance so far
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One pedestrian is killed every two days on Bengaluru’s high-speed arterial roads 7.9.2019 Citizen Matters
In 2017, 282 pedestrians were killed in vehicle crashes in Bengaluru. Majority of these crashes occurred when the pedestrian was trying to cross a major arterial road, like the ORR, that's designed for maximum vehicle speed
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IATA 'worried' about regulatory discrepancy over Boeing 737 MAX 3.9.2019 Reuters: World News
International Air Transport Association Director General Alexandre de Juniac is "worried" about the discrepancy among global regulators with regard to the process of re-approving Boeing Co's grounded 737 MAX for flight and the precedent it may set for future aircraft ...
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Parking One Of Delhi's "Most Serious Problems", Says Supreme Court 3.9.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Terming parking one of the "most serious problems", the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Delhi government to ensure that proper assessment of parking needs for the next 25 years is done while...
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The gaps in public transport that are pushing people towards private vehicles 27.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Citizens look for mainly three factors when it comes to public transportation: efficiency, accessibility, and affordability. Sadly, Indian cities have been ignoring all three, leading to an explosion of private vehicles on our streets and all the associated problems.
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Victims of 'La Bestia,' Mexico's notorious migrant train, learn to walk again 22.8.2019 Reuters: World News
Twelve hours after he scrambled atop a boxcar on a freight train that hurtled through Mexico towards the U.S. border, Roni Osorio could no longer fight sleep. The train lurched, and with nothing to grip onto, he rolled, fell, and was sucked under its churning ...
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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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