Sustainable Mobility

In 2021, CAG, as a part of a nationwide collective, renewed its focus on sustainable mobility in Chennai city to deep dive into the issues hampering integrated, sustainable, and equitable mobility for all citizens of the city and to work towards removing these roadblocks through research and collaboration.

Chennai, home to over 7 million, and capital of the most urbanised state in India, has in the past 4 decades struggled to meet the mobility needs of its residents. The city has seen a steady decline in patronage of public transport, walking and cycling while use of private vehicles has grown rapidly. For a city to be liveable, its transport network needs to be sustainable i.e low carbon, affordable, integrated (and seamless), accessible, and safe for all - be it children, women, or the elderly. Unfortunately, policies and city planning have given pride of place to the private vehicle, demoting and devaluing public transit, and non-motorised transit. In recent years there has been recognition that this needs to be inverted yet efforts to stem the tide have been in vain. 

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Thu, 10/02/2022 - 11:30

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Toxic Tours India Study

Wed, 09/02/2022 - 17:55
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We just took the #breakfreefromplastic Toxic Tours and learned that because of plastic production, clean air and water are a thing of the past for communities in Kochi, India. They showed that over 100 pipes dump toxic liquids directly into their river and over 110 exhaust pipes pump poisonous gases into the air. 

Take the #ToxicTour to uncover the realities of plastic production.
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Social Media Poster: Road Safety - NH Expansions

Wed, 09/02/2022 - 10:34
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Constant increase in road length brings with it more pollution, more vehicles, more congestion, & more deaths. We should prioritise safety, sustainability & equity in mobility!

#RoadSafety #SafeRoadsIndia #StreetsForLife #MVAA2019

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Reduce Plastic Usage

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 17:44
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Solving the plastic problem cannot be done by just recycling. Plastics, especially those laden with toxins, are not circular. The only true solution is to turn off the tap of plastic production.

Read here for more info:https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Social Media Poster: Climate Change - Effects of Extreme rains on global economy

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 17:02
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As per the data analysis of more than 1500 regions over the past 40 years by Potsdam Institute, it is found that economic growth goes down when the number of days with extreme rainfall go up. This could reduce global economic output by 7-14 per cent by 2100. #ClimateChange #ActOnClimate

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Social Media Poster: Sustainable Transport - Chennai Masterplan, Bus Provision

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 10:14
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The fallout of Chennai's flyover craze is that we have the second highest per capita car ownership after Delhi. More roads leads to more private vehicles leading to more congestion and demands for more roads! It's a vicious cycle!

#sustainablemobility #urbanmobilityindia #MasterPlan #Chennai 

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Social Media Poster: Road Safety - 2022 Budget Bytes

Mon, 07/02/2022 - 11:18
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India has the second highest road density in the world and the highest number of road crash-related fatalities. With a higher infrastructure investment comes a huge responsibility to prioritize safety.

#RoadSafety #SafeRoadsIndia #StreetsForLife #MVAA2019

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Social Media Poster: FoPL - World Cancer Day 2022

Fri, 04/02/2022 - 14:15
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According to a study in the British Medical Journal (2018) a 10% increase in consumption of  ultra processed food goes with a greater than 10% increase in cancer risk. #FoodLabelsSaveLives #KnowWhatYouEat

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