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Sustainable Transport - What is a 15 minute neighborhood?

Mon, 26/02/2024 - 12:33
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Most neighbourhoods in Indian cities tend to have all basic essentials within 15 minute walking/cycling or public transport distance of residences. Is your neighbourhood also like this?
 

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Fair Fares: Towards Gender-Inclusive Public Transport

Tue, 20/02/2024 - 14:36

CAG surveyed 3000 women across 6 cities to understand the impact of the fare-free public transport scheme for women launched by the Tamil Nadu government. The study found that women were able to save an average of  Rs 601 to Rs 800 per month as a result of this scheme. Additionally, the study highlighted that the saved transportation expenses were predominantly invested in the family. Find out more from the full report.

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15-minute cities

Sun, 18/02/2024 - 12:51

When asked, "What are your preferences when searching for accommodation?", for the majority, the ideal place to stay would be one that is in close proximity to shops, hospitals, schools, and, crucially, workplaces. Many desire the convenience of having essential services near their residence. Unfortunately, the current reality in cities diverges from this ideal.

Sustainable Transport - Work zone Traffic Management Plan

Mon, 12/02/2024 - 09:57
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Chennai's roads are currently in chaos with multiple roadworks ongoing. While traffic planning for motor vehicles is done, cyclists, pedestrians, public transport users, and persons with disabilities are rarely factored in. The Indian Road Congress SP:55-2014 mandates site specific Work zone Traffic Management Plan in collaboration with all relevant agencies. 

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Sustainable Transport - Safe routes to access buildings

Mon, 05/02/2024 - 15:52
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When road construction blocks access to building frontages, particularly public structures like railway stations, the redirected path must prioritise #PedestrianSafety. This includes well-maintained surfaces, protection from hazardous construction objects, & adequate nighttime lighting for the safety of all, especially #women. Clear & informative signage should guide #pedestrians along the rerouted path.

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Sustainable Transport - Prior information on road closures

Mon, 29/01/2024 - 22:11
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Timely communication of blocked or diverted routes is crucial. While this is needed for all road users, even motorists, pedestrians are particularly looking for ways to shorten their journeys. Ensuring that information is disseminated well in advance, allows pedestrians to plan their journeys and use their time efficiently. 

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Sustainable Transport - Prioritise pedestrian safety

Mon, 22/01/2024 - 19:21
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If road works are taking over pedestrian walkways, pedestrians must not be left in the lurch, and forced to walk into traffic. As part of the planning, ensure uninterrupted pathways for pedestrians. This is crucial to pedestrian safety, as without these, they are forced to  negotiate deep ditches, sharp metal, and heavy machinery.

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Sustainable Transport - Fair fares: Still some way to go.

Mon, 01/01/2024 - 15:55
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CAG’s study found that male passengers labelled women as freeloaders. However, it's essential to acknowledge that women tend to invest their savings in their families. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more.

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Sustainable Transport - Fair Fares: Breaking down barriers

Mon, 25/12/2023 - 16:42
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Women’s visibility in public spaces is constrained by societal norms. Women are discouraged from going out, especially if there is no chore or household responsibility behind the journey. This affects how women are perceived in public spaces. Increased use of public transport by women for various purposes, improves their visibility in public spaces, and helps redefine societal norms. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more.

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