Several city governments are framing parking policy and rules to reduce parking pressure and congestion on roads and public spaces to make cities more livable. Among them Delhi, Chandigarh, Pune, Hyderabad and Bengaluru have taken the lead.
This policy guidance is a primer that lays bare the essential elements of parking policy that can help to decongest as well as reduce pollution and fuel guzzling in cities. This document is based on emerging principles from global experiences and practices, literature review and field assessment of local initiatives in cities.
Policy and public awareness related to truck pollution will have to be enhanced significantly to accelerate action and protect public health. Trucks are the deadliest source of toxic emissions and fuel guzzling.
This is a rapid review of the current concerns around urban air pollution and public health challenges in Nigerian cities. It aims to identify the key policy gaps that need to be addressed while framing the policy guidance on national urban air quality management in Nigeria.
Come winter, and the air quality in northern India begins to deteriorate. A thick blanket of smog (mixture of smoke and fog) engulfs the National Capital Region which reduces visibility and gives a tough time to commuters.