India has one of the the worst road-safety records in the world. Over the last decade, over a million people, mostly in the age group of 15 to 45 years, have lost their lives on our roads. Recognising road mishaps as one of the fastest-growing global epidemics, the United Nations declared 2011-2020 as the UN Decade of Action for road safety. In the five years since then, the number of road-accident deaths in India have increased from about 130,000 in 2010, to almost 150,000 today.
by Dr Harshada Rajadhyaksha, B.P.T,PG.D.R. (Rehabilitation Medicine), PGD (D&N); DIRECTOR, Prakruti Sports Science & Physiotherapy Clinic Pvt Ltd In this Pulsating, Vibrant, Vivacious Mumbai lie several imprisoned childhoods. Small apartments, smaller “compounds” filled with parked cars, small pavements filled
by Nikhil Chaudhary Senior Project Associate, EMBARQ India It is a fact that India has the highest number of accident fatalities in the world. But the grave issue of Road Safety is seldom taken seriously. This is especially evident
Inviting all cyclists to ride for a safer environment Mumbai’s cycling culture has been growing rapidly but unfortunately in an unorganised and scattered manner. At present, road space is shared with a variety of users including cars, trucks, buses,
by Sachi Aggarwal, Marketing and Communications Associate, EMBARQ India Car ownership is on the rise in Indian cities, but Mumbai’s new Equal Streets movement will help people take back the streets every Sunday while encouraging community interaction and active lifestyles.
by PK Das Roads are a significant aspect of a city’s environment, both in terms of the area they occupy as well as their socio-environmental condition. In Mumbai for example, nearly 2000 km of roads occupy approximately 40 km2 of land.
by Darryl D’Monte, Chairperson, Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI) In March this year, Gil Penalosa of the Toronto-based NGO 8-80 Cities spoke in Mumbai and Bangalore of his global vision for liveable cities. Concluding his coverage of Penalosa’s