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Category: Non-motorized :: Pedestrians
Last updated: Aug 20 2017 03:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Jail speeding motorists, suggest citizens 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Citizens at the interactive session came out with many workable solutions to reduce traffic problems. Citizens asked the police to address students at colleges regularly to create awareness about consequences of wheelie and reckless riding. Some suggested having drunk driving checks points right in front of pubs and bars so that road users don't dare to commit the offence. Prakash, a participant, said: "Ban all penalties for overspeeding. Keep offenders in police custody for five hours. Offenders will learn a lesson and never dare to speed." Arthur Solomon, a resident of Hanumanthnagar, made a workable suggestion. "Make it mandatory for IT professionals to travel by a public transport once a week." EP Menon, director, India Development Foundation, suggested police coordinate with BMTC and KSRTC and train drivers. Suresh Babu from Basavanagudi requested the police to synchronise wireless systems at junctions so that ambulances get a smooth passage. One of the suggestions was to have a mandatory number, on ...
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Ooty market a mess 18.8.2017 Hindu: States
With vegetable waste and plastic being dumped near the main entrance of the Ooty Municipal Market, pedestrians and shoppers wanting to shop are having to put up with with the smell of putrefying waste...
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Opposition insists on probe, walks out 18.8.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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Encroachments block Velachery footpath 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Construction of flyover at Bypass Road junction requires shifting of bus stand, but busy approach road to station may be too congested for buses. Pedestrians have been forced on to the road
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Making driverless cars safe for people on foot 18.8.2017 All International Stories
Part of the problem depends on how people respond when they realize an autonomous car is approaching
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Host of events to mark Madras Week 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Metro Rail workers to be featured
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Wandering about the nest 16.8.2017 Hindu: Leisure
In light of freedom and independence, women have accomplished so much across the board — but we still have to think twice about commuting around our own city
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More bus stops in the city to be relocated 14.8.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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Driverless cars: Can you trust a robot to drive you home? 14.8.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
The idea of a driverless car is, however, rather scary
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Citizens' group does survey on pedestrian rights 11.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) is conducting a survey for pedestrian rights, especially along the Namma Metro line. The survey 'Walk in my Shoes' aims to assess the problems faced by pedestrians like safety, last-mile connectivity to Metro stations and pedestrian infrastructure. CfB member Srinivas Alavilli said, "Walkability is a very important part of public transport. Every person who uses public transport is a walker who walks from home to Metro stations and to bus stops. From this survey, we are trying to identify issues faced by pedestrians." CfB volunteers will pose 15 questions to pedestrians like how they reach the Metro station and bus stops, if they are aware of Metro feeder services, do they feel safe while crossing the road or walking and if bus services have been integrated with the Metro. CfB volunteers have been visiting various locations to understand the issues faced by pedestrians. The survey was conducted near Metro stations and junctions near Metro stations. Earlier, CfB volunteers ...
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Accident hotspots pose a challenge to NMT plans 11.8.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Mishaps take place mostly at intersections of major roads in areas close to city
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CfB commences walkability survey 10.8.2017 Hindu: News
Aim is to assess problems faced by pedestrians and reverse the trend of people walking less
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Students oppose use of college land for walkway project 8.8.2017 Hindu: News
Work began after government cleared project, says KMRL
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Soon, walk into metro station without taking your card from pocket 3.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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32 lakh new vehicles in Delhi in 7 years, but accidents dip 26% 2.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
Accidents in the city have dipped by 26.4% since 2010 despite the addition of 32 lakh new vehicles in these seven years. The average speed on Delhi’s roads has come down 10% — from 40kmph to 36kmph — in this period.
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Driverless cars will be on your roads before very long 1.8.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Cars can be very dangerous so the safety of pedestrians and other road users cannot be ignored
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Now, stricter check for US flyers with gadgets 1.8.2017 ET: Transportation
Like Indian airports where tablets and laptops have to be taken out of hand bags and kept separately in trays for X-ray screening, US airports will also start doing the same.
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Chennai Metro Rail to introduce contactless smart cards 31.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
Metro rail commuters in Chennai could soon walk into any station and take a train without making the effort of swiping their smart cards or waiting in queues at the ticket counters to buy tokens.
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All roads lead to Delhi Metro? With some obstacles 31.7.2017 TOI: India
CSIR-CRRI conducted a study to develop a quantifiable tool for measuring pedestrian accessibility at public transport stops and stations. It carried out studies around the seven Delhi Metro stations at Mayur Vihar Phase-1, Hauz Khas, Dwarka Mor, Nehru Place, Kirti Nagar, Moolchand and Rohini West. Here are its findings.
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Ride through history, camelback 29.7.2017 Hindu: Arts
Camels, part of the dark days of white Australia, are still walking into the continent’s sunset
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