A bicycle is budget friendly, being cheaper than most other forms of transport, eco-friendly requiring absolutely no fuel, does not need much of parking space, helps keep the chic city-dweller fit without having to shell out for monthly gym subscriptions, and requires a very low maintenance. Put like that, it sounds like an ideal mode of transport. And yet, for most of us having owned a bicycle during our childhoods, a cycle is only a symbolic reminiscent of the adventures of our junior years and nothing more.
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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science have proposed a novel way to collect travel information of daily commuters. This method can help gather quality data on activity and travel behavior analysis which in turn can help policy makers design better transport models.
Urbanization in Bangalore has increased tremendously from 1973 to 2014, as evidenced by the 125% increase in built up area during 2000 to 2014. The drastic development of paved surfaces has been accompanied by a decrease in vegetation by 62% and water bodies by 85%, claims a new study by a group of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Socio-economic inequality is a huge problem in developing countries like India and a concern for both policy makers and urban planners. It is well-established amongst governing bodies and scholars alike that high spatial and demographic heterogeneity translates into unequal socio-economic development on the ground. Therefore, assessment of these inequalities is important for a better understanding of ground realities.
Indian cities have had a high growth in population due to urbanisation which has lead to a sudden growth in travel demand.
Researchers from IISc studied on travel and mobility patterns in five cities -- Delhi, Bangalore, Indore, Guwahati and Lucknow -- by collecting data about different aspects of travel: demographics, economy, transport demand and supply as well as transport policy and transport costs.
Don’t trade an arm and a leg to escape a traffic snarl, just use them. Research finds that a shift to walking and cycling can send the banks ringing from saved fuel, emission, congestion and accident costs. They also point to distances that people prefer to walk or cycle, which can guide the development of infrastructure encouraging a shift to non-motorized transport.
Bengaluru has a population of about 9.6 million, which is expected to grow to 14 million in a decade. The city also experiences high influx of people from outside due to employment opportunities adding over 100,000 to the workforce every year. The research around transportation services and housing choices thus becomes vital at this juncture for better planning for Bengaluru.
A suburban railway network is the most suitable alternative to reduce traffic congestion issues faced in Bengaluru, finds a study.