• Planning, Design and Engineering of Sustainable Urban Transport & System
Book Detail
Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13 978-81-7409-229-8
ISBN-10 81-7409-229-8
Language English
Edition First
Number of Pages 660
Preface A singnificant aspect in the context of congestion and pollution, relates to the growth in personalized transport as compared to the availability of public transport. It is estimated that buses, which constitute barely 1.2 percent of the total number of vehicles, cater to around 60 percent of the total transport load, while personal Vehicles cater around only 30 percent of the travel demand. Such a huge share of private vehicles, while serving a relatively limited purpose in terms of the transportation modal split, obviously creates tremendous pressure on road space, parking and pollution. Public transportation must, therefore, drive the society. So far public transport is largely seen as the transport mode for the not so well off and poorer sections of the community, who cannot afford to own\use personal transport. An important element of National Urban Transport Policy is to shift private vehicle users to public transport. Apart from aspects like frequency, inter-modal integration, a possible single ticketing systems, parking policy, the quality transport, particularly buses, would need to be significantly upgraded, inter-alia, keeping in view the element of clean and green fuel and traffic calming for sustainable transport.
Table of Contents * Accessible City * Airports * Bicycle and Rickshaws * Bus Transport * Capacity Improvement and Traffic Congestion * Corridor Planning * Crash Barriers, Railings and Dividers * Drainage * Eleventh Five Year Plan: Urban Transport * Emissions and Transportation * Financing and Partnerships for Transport * Freight Movement and Terminals * Fuel Stations * Grade Separators * Hoardings * Informal Transport * Intelligent Transit Systems (ITS) * Junctions * Kinetic Vehicles * Landscaping and Roadside Plantation * Metropolitan Passenger Terminal (MPT) * Metro * Mobility Planning * Multi-modal Transport * Transport Terminals * National Highways * National Urban Transport Policy * Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) * Origin-Destination Traffic Survey * Parking * Pedestrian Mobility * Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) * Quality Assurance in Public Transport * Railways/Rail-based Urban Transport * Road Safety and Audit * Road Maintenance * Signage, Symbols and Road Marking * Signals * Simulation * Street Lighting * Streetscaping * Traffic Calming * Tunnels/Underground Roads * Utilities and Services * Unified Traffic and Transport Authority * Variable Message Signs * Vehicle Quota System * Work Zone Management * X and Y-Junction * Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)

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