Road safety is a major international health issue – every year an estimated 1.25 million people are killed on the world’s roads and up to 50 million people incur non-fatal injuries.

The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) is conducting a second round stakeholder consultation on the Global Macro Roadmap: An Actionable Vision on the Decarbonization of Transport.

This report is based on a performance assessment of 20 major Indian cities in terms of the operational effectiveness of the urban services being delivered to its citizens.

With population and economic growth around the world pressuring urban mobility, applying big data to understand and combat congestion is crucial to the health and development of our cities.

Expansion and development of urban areas require acquisition of land, which, in turn, often requires physical relocation of people who own or occupy this land.

In India, bicycles are acknowledged as a main tool for guranting enrolment in school in rural areas, especially for a girl child. It is a symbol of empowerment of common man. Even a political party in India has fought for having bicycle as an election symbol. Despite all this, the adoption of bicycles remains a problem in the country.

The presence of commercial transport in our cities has steadily grown over recent years. Commercial transport seems today indispensable, especially in downtown areas, as it ensures that goods and services reach the local population, organizes public services such as waste removal and thus contributes to economic life.

The central business district is all set to become the city’s first vehicle-free zone from next month

Transit-oriented development (TOD)—a planning strategy focused on building compact, mixed-use neighborhoods with access to high-quality public transport and mobility options—is key to sustainable urbanization.

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has accepted the recommendations of its committee that has proposed a suitable regulatory framework to promote shared mobility, liberalise existing taxi permit systems and encourage new forms of urban mobility to create reliable alternatives to car ownership. These guidelines provide the common framework for detailed regulations for taxi operations in cities and states. 

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