Location: India

Letter from the CEO: Putting Pedestrians First Healthy, Equitable, Environmental Cities Transforming Our World with New Sustainable Development Goals In Yichang, China, A New BRT Connects the City A Sustainable Smart Future: New Transport Investments Tool Shows Indian Cities the Way Forward Changing Direction: Walking and Cycling in African Cities How to Enjoy the City…

The Rapid Transit to Resident Ratio (RTR) is a small statistic with a lot of information. The metric compares a country’s urban population (cities with more than 500,000 people) with the length of rapid transit lines (including rail, metro, and BRT) that serve them. This metric offers a snapshot of the access, equity, and quality of…

Parking is a mystery. Many public agencies push for more parking in buildings, but, rather than alleviating the parking problem, it leads to massive traffic jams, severe air pollution, and more road deaths. Under the illusion that density creates congestion, public agencies also control building density. However, it is parking, not density, that creates traffic…

Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand, a state that remains largely rural, but is urbanising fast. The use of personal motor vehicles is expanding rapidly in Ranchi, leading to congestion in central areas and safety challenges. Ranchi lacks a formalised public transport system and people are largely dependent on paratransit for their day-to-day travel. This report aims to develop…

Chennai is a city at the cross roads between history and development, with the potential to develop into a global and cultural center that provides improved quality of life to its people. This improved quality of life can be provided through high quality transit systems that not only provide connectivity, but also ensure safety, comfort,…

ITDP India Regional Director Shreya Gadepalli presented at a workshop on BRT in India, held in June 2014 in Indore, India. Download this presentation

 This inforgraphic accompanies documents such as Footpath Design and Better Streets, Better Cities, using standards from the Indian Roads Congress’ Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities to explain best practices for footpath design in India. Download this infographic  Source: ITDP India

Walking is fundamental to urban life. It is a healthy and pollution-free form of mobility and recreation. Pedestrian trips account for a quarter to a third of all trips in many Indian cities. However, the poor quality of pedestrian infrastructure sends a message that pedestrians are not welcome in the urban environment. Fortunately, street design practice in India is…

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