- Shriya Bubna
In India, the bicycle has taken a backseat as a mode of urban transport. Bicycle use varies between 5-20% in Indian cities. The benefits of cycling- low cost, physical exercise, easier parking and easy access though are enough to justify efforts to encourage people to cycle more.
A workshop and design charette on public bicycling schemes
7th February 2012, Jaipur: Bicycle usage in Indian cities accounts for 5-20% of all trips. Public Bicycling Schemes are a relatively new concept in India, and has seen keen interest at the national level. Many cities are enthusiastic, and the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) is keen to support such initiatives around the country.
EMBARQ India to help Bangalore campus set up public bicycling system
22nd February, Bangalore: EMBARQ India has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Ride a Cycle Foundation (RAC-F), and Gubbi Labs to help implement a public bicycling system within the 400 Acre IISc campus in Bangalore.
A Workshop on Bus Terminals and Support Facilities
16th\17th February 2012, Bangalore: With support from the Ministry of Urban Development, under the JnNURM scheme, many cities have initiated or expanded their city bus operations. However, there is a growing recognition that successful city bus operations also depend on the quality of support infrastructure.
The summit addressed whether entrepreneur-driven organised fleet auto-rickshaw services could be the way forward for the sector.
10th February 2012, Mumbai: EMBARQ India organised and hosted Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit with entrepreneurs, civil society members, investor representatives, government officials, driver union representatives, and other key stakeholders, including manufacturers and engine & fuel technology providers from around the country.
Celebrating EMBARQ's 10-year anniversary
EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann introduces a vision for the future of sustainable transport and improving quality of life in cities, as EMBARQ celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The following is a letter from EMBARQ’s 10-year report, "20 Years of EMBARQ: Celebrating the Past 10, Setting a Vision for the Next 10".
EMBARQ India provides assistance to MTSU’s south Mumbai project
17th January 2012, Mumbai: EMBARQ India was invited to participate in a workshop to provide specific strategic advice into four proposals for implementation by the Mumbai Transformation Support Unit (MTSU), a state government think tank formed to deliberate on various urban issues and development projects for the city of Mumbai.
Panel Discussion at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences
EMBARQ India’s Director Madhav Pai spoke at a panel discussion on “Towards Sustainable Cities” organized by The School of Habitat Studies of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, on 20th December 2011.
FedEx will provide $1.4 million over two years to EMBARQ for sustainable transportation projects.
A new collaboration to optimize city bus operations in Mexico, Brazil and India was announced today by FedEx Corp. and EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s center for sustainable transport.