This new report released by the University of California, Davis, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) shows that getting away from" “car – centric” development will cut urban CO2 dramatically and also reduce costs especially in the fast developing countries – India and China

Most research studies seeking to understand walking and cycling behaviours have used cross-sectional data to explain inter-individual differences at a particular point in time. Investigations of individual walking and cycling over time are limited, despite the fact that insights on this could be valuable for informing policies to support life-long walking and cycling.

This report looks at how biking and walking can be integrated with transit and the federal transit funds that can support projects and programs to increase accessibility among people who bike, walk, and take transit.

The walking space Mumbai - a presentation by Pranav Naik at CSE round table conference on "Our safe right of way" on 23 June 2014, in New Delhi.

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Audit for safe accessibility - a presentation by CSE at round table conference on "Our safe right of way" on June 23, 2014, in New Delhi.

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Our safe right of way - a presentation by Centre for Science and Environment at Dialogue on Assessment of Safety and Accessibility in Indian Cities, New Delhi, June 23, 2014.

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CSE releases the assessment of road accidents and accident hotspots; presents findings of its safety audit; puts forth an action plan

Deadly tally: About 16 deaths and 58 road injures per hour in India; share of fatal accidents in the total is up from 18 per cent in 2003 to 25 in 2012

Delhi records an average of five road accident deaths per day – four of these are of pedestrians and two-wheeler riders. Every week, two cyclists and one car rider dies in Delhi

The worst accident hotspots are near flyovers and junctions

Where you live may affect your decisions and your health, say researchers who suggest designing cities to be better for walking could reduce diabetes.

Scots are being encouraged to leave the car for journeys under two miles and enjoy the stress-relieving and health benefits of active travel, such as walking or cycling.

The majority of short distance travel in North America is completed by single occupancy vehicles. Substituting walking and bicycling for these trips would reduce energy use and environmental pollution, while improving quality of life. Therefore, understanding influences on non-automotive travel behavior is crucial. Researchers and planners have touted specific factors for encouraging walking and biking, but the body of work remains fragmented. Previous studies have focused on a smaller number of factors and most of them relate to physical design.