Encouraging Design Practices for Sustainable Mobility in Indian Townships
Publication Year: 2017
Author(s): Sudhakaran S, Rajagopalan L, Mahendra A, Dhindaw J, Pai M
This guidebook is part of WRI India’s project ‘Building Sustainable, Energy Efficient and Connected Communities in India’ funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Over several years, the project formed partnerships with township developers around Bangalore to identify opportunities to improve site designs to incorporate sustainable transit modes. For three planned townships, WRI reviewed the site designs and made recommendations on specific improvements to foster non-motorised transport. It also conducted opinion surveys in six townships on residents’ transit preferences, willingness to use sustainable forms of transit and current barriers to non-motorised transit. The audit and survey findings show that suitably planned low-cost design interventions can not only reduce the negative impact of automobile oriented planning on the built and natural environment, but can also save residents money spent on fuel.
Publisher/Organisation: World Resources Institute (WRI)
Rights: World Resources Institute
Theme: Sustainable transportation | Subtheme: Shared mobility
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