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The roads are the lifelines of socio-economic development. However Unavailable road capacities in the Cities are grossly inadequate. Rapidly increasing Demand for Transport and the resulting traffic congestion have led to pressures to build new transport infrastructure. The combined effect of runway Urban growth of traffic and transport along with inadequate Infrastructure [loses a considerable threat to the Society in the form time loss, economic stagnation, road accidents, pollution, noise, stress etc. Emissions of Carbon dioxide and nitrous oxides continue to endanger the human health. The building of new roads and widening of existing roads are reaching the Stage of saturation. It is becoming impossible to obtain land and remove encroachments for widening of the road network. After decades of effects to Travel faster and farther, the objective now must be to provide safe, seamless and sustainable access to people by `green` modes of urben transport, which include public transport system, walking, bicycling, Intermediate transport modes and trains. Inherent with it is the aim to curtail the need for commuting and shorten the distances by various strategies, such as telecommunications, electronic mail, mixed land use zoning etc. Polluting and life-endangering transport modes have to be discouraged while Environment friendly public transport needs to be given the centre-stage, that is not a source of Physical injury, or Air and noise pollution. The author in 12 chapters of this book comprehensively covers various issues. These are based on real life studies and work, which span from policies, strategies and plans to the specific projects and programmes of urban transportation. The book should be useful for both - researchers and academics and also to the planners, architects, engineers and all those concerned with making urben transport safe, sustainable and seamless. Contents: 1. Sustainable Transport 2. Towards a Safer and Efficient Urban Transport 3. Delhi`s Traffic and Transportation Scenario 4. Transit Oriented City 5. Metropolitan Railway Terminals 6. Wholesale Markets and Goods Traffic 7. Evolving a Parking Policy 8. Underground Transportation - Breaking New Grounds 9. Recycling the Bicycle 10. Reimagining the Indian Airport 11. Institutional Framework for Urban Transport 12. Financing of Transport Infrastructure 13. Streets for Everyone and Streetscape ANNEXES : i. Road Network in India ii. Norms and Standards Printed Pages: 360. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 37525
Titel: Urban Transport: Planning and Management
Verlag: APH Publishing Corporation
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