Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1450-1458 April-June 2013

 

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT STRATEGIES : AN APPROACH TOWARDS LOW CARBON CITIES

 

Singh Pooja*,Chani P.S.1 and Parida M.2

1. Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee (INDIA)
2. Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee (INDIA)

 

Received on : December 05, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Rapidly growing urban population and changing morphologies of the urban settlements coupled with higher expectations of the global economy are placing unprecedented stress on the urban transportation system. A world class urban transportation which is innovative effective, integrated, sustainable, intermodal, safer, secure, reliable and cost effective will improve the transportation scenario in cities dramatically. The developments of cities largely depend upon their physical, social and institutional infrastructure. In this context, the importance of intra urban transportation is paramount. The aim of the study is to   provide an overview of urban transport issues and strategies towards sustainable transport in India. The Paper first reviews the growth of urbanisation, vehicular growth and availability of transport infrastructure in Indian cities. These are followed by the nature and magnitude of urban transport problems such as congestion, pollution and road accidents and finally review the possible measures and strategies.

 

Keywords : Dynamics of urbananization, Urban transportation issues, Challenges, Sustainable strategies for urban transportation, Pollution

 

 

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