ROLE OF NON MOTORISED MODES IN URBAN MOBILITY OF INDIAN CITIES

Recent studies in metropolitan and medium sized cities in India have revealed extensive and varied problems amongst widespread use of different transport modes. The studies also showed that non motorised travel was a stable component of modal split characteristics. The modes of transport considered include walking, cycling and rickshaw cycling. They offer low cost private transport, they do not pollute the atmosphere and use renewable energy and offer a low cost alternative to motorised transport for most short trips within Indian cities. The supply and demand characteristics of non motorised transport modes in Indian cities is discussed. Output and cost characteristics are highlighted and the travel expenditure patterns of these modes are explored. The role of non motorised modes and promotional measures for their development are identified. For the covering abstract see IRRD 879918.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: IV-139-IV-148

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM