Location: India

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…

Traffic Jam is a film to promote public transport. Around the world, private car ownership is not only a growing a source of greenhouse gas emissions, but is also leading to increased traffic congestion, air pollution, and mounting social disparities, particularly in cities. ITDP strongly believes that safe, modern, and efficient public transport can help…

Maintaining high quality standards and excellent customer service will be critical to the successful rollout of cycle sharing in India over the coming years. Public cycle sharing systems: A planning toolkit for Indian cities introduces the key ingredients of best practice cycle sharing systems. The toolkit draws from lessons learned from cycle sharing projects around…

An important regional hub in eastern India, Ranchi has historically been a cycling and walking-centric city with narrow streets and dense urban fabric. But with its outward expansion, there is higher demand for mobility and increased use of motorized transport, leading to congestion & safety issues. Thus this report looks at identifying existing travel demand…

Better Streets, Better Cities: a Guide to Street Design in Urban India illustrates ways that good design can help create safer streets and more livable public spaces. The guide was prepared by ITDP in collaboration with the Ahmedabad-based Environmental Planning Collaborative. Current street design practice in India is often based on a vision of high-speed…

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