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Posters on Sustainable Urban Transport from SUM Net India

Set of nine illustrated posters from the Sustainable Urban Mobility Network India, on Footpaths, Cycle Tracks, Public Transport, Traffic Demand Management and more. Each poster quotes relevant references from the National Urban Transportation Policy, Govt of India.

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City Updates

Taming Streets: Design, Deliberation and Delivery in Indian Cities

The film takes us through the process of engaging people in designing streets to be more liveable and people-centric rather than the current vehicle-centric trend. The initiative taken up in two Indian cities of Pune and Bangalore brings out why deliberation might actually be the core of street design.

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POLICY WATCH

Parliamentary Committee on Transport labels pedestrians and cyclists as “hazards” - recommends penalizing pedestrians and banning non-motorised vehicles: SUM Net and experts strongly object.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Transport, Tourism and Culture in its report (Report 243) on the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016, which has been tabled in the Parliament to help improve Road Safety, has recommended penalizing pedestrians and cyclists and restricting movement of non-motorised vehicles on highways and main roads of metro cities, labelling them as a hazard and nuisance to others.

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Pune City Updates

Orientation Workshop for SUM Net members held in Pune

This year, SUM Net's main agenda is to reach out to more organisations, individuals and cities through engaging in urban transportation issues in different cities in India. This exercise started out with an orientation workshop held at Pune for thirteen new members who then went on to take up projects related to transport issues in their own cities. The workshop was held on 18th and 19th of February 2016 at YASHADA, Pune. 

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