The biggest challenge that confronts cities today is the intractable problem of automobile dependence. As the automobile dependence continues to grow, it is adversely affecting the quality of urban life. Congestion, unsafe roads and pollution remain their bane. Unless accompanied by policies to restrict the growth in car and motorised two-wheeler travel, cities will run hard only to stand still.
Despite a very small minority using cars in cities, the available road space and transport-related investments are getting locked up only to cater to them. Public transport, bicycles and pedestrian facilities used by the vast urban majority, especially the urban poor, remain neglected.MORE +
CSE’s clean air and urban mobility team organized a workshop ‘Our Right of Way: Walk and Cycle’ in New Delhi on March 22, 2012.MORE +
Published on Apr 19, 2016Anumita Roychowdury, Executive Director Policy and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment presents her Assessment of air quality management and action in Indian cities done by her team. She was talking at the International Conclave on the Right to Clean Air organised by Centre for Science and Environment on April 19.