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Sustainable Transport: Avoid congestion on roads

Tue, 22/11/2022 - 15:34
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Increase in motor vehicles, road works & #accidents are the leading reasons why #traffic congestion in #India is among the worst in the world. Prioritising #SustainableTransport by increasing #PublicTransport & providing #pedestrians & #cyclists with safe spaces can help reduce congestion on our roads.

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MTC Concessions: Students bus pass

Tue, 15/11/2022 - 16:00
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MTC provides upto 100% travel concession for #students. Ensuring accessible & affordable mobility for students is a much needed support that governments must provide. The student pass also removes the hassle of carrying change or buying tickets.

#PublicTransport #Sustainability #OneCityforAll

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Sustainable Transportation - MTC concessions for senior citizens

Tue, 08/11/2022 - 16:45
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Rewarding senior citizens for their contributions to the economy and society is the befitting response for their hard work in their younger years. India provides several concessions to honour them including tax deductions and welfare schemes. One such scheme is that senior citizens living inside the #Chennai city limits can travel for free. Do you know of any senior citizens using this scheme?

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Rethinking our streets

Fri, 04/11/2022 - 13:08
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Use these resources as talking tools to promote and commit to sustainable streets. Streets facilitate movement, provide access to various facilities and also act as great public spaces - but only if they are designed for it. The recent increase in private motor vehicles and the decrease in the usage of public transportation have made our streets dangerous for large swathes of the public. These resources will help people and policy makers re-imagine our streetscape.

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Social Media Poster: World Cities Day 2022

Mon, 31/10/2022 - 16:56
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More than half of the world's population live in cities & towns with the number growing every day. These changes are happening as the #climatecrisis, rising costs & slowing down economies, all loom over us. #Sustainable urbanisation is now more important than ever. While a whole city going sustainable might seem a daunting task, there are small local changes that #governments can make to create national & global ripples. #WorldCitiesDay

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Social Media Poster: Sustainable Transport - Travel cocessionn for school children

Tue, 25/10/2022 - 15:31
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Less than half of India's #children between the ages of 6 & 14 go to #school (Smile Foundation,India). Several factors influence a child's ability to attend school & it's important that the risks from each of these factors is minimised as much as possible. #Free #travel #concessions like this ensure that travel expenditure doesn't hinder a child's access to #education. What is your opinion on this? Comment below.

#Chennai #UrbanThinkers #InclusiveCities #PublicTransport 

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Social Media Poster: Sustainable Transport - MTC concessions for Transgenders

Tue, 18/10/2022 - 16:26
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Did you know that since June 21, 2021 trans men and trans women can avail free travel on all MTC whiteboard buses? This scheme helps in cutting down their daily expenses, aids to remove social boundaries and provides some form of recognition to these communities that otherwise face multiple layers of oppression.

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Free bus for women: a hit or miss?

Wed, 12/10/2022 - 12:04

In May 2021, the Tamil Nadu government launched a scheme that made public city and town buses (with certain caveats) free for women. While the rides are completely free (with no restrictions on the number of trips per day or month), the scheme is applicable only on ‘white board’ buses. The white board buses are what are known as Ordinary Bus Routes and represent the most inexpensive category of service that halts at all bus stops on a given route.

Social Media Poster: Sustainable Transport - Public transport information

Tue, 11/10/2022 - 12:25
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If #Chennai is to make a shift towards greater #publictransport use, ensuring useful & timely information is available in various modes (online & offline - signages, announcements, etc) & in various languages is crucial.  Updating information regularly is also important! How do you access public transport information?

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Social Media Poster: Sustainable Transport - Freebus for women in Tamil Nadu

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 11:52
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The TN government free bus scheme for women on all whiteboard buses left some women confused. Which buses were free? Sometimes, it's challenging to spot a whiteboard bus from afar. Recently all free buses for #women have been painted #pink to help set them apart. A great move!

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