Sector Systems and Planning
Grantee Centre for green mobility
Grantee base All India
Delhi is witnessing a decrease in mode share of non-motorised transport (NMT) i.e. walking and cycling trips in the city due to lack of enabling NMT infrastructure. Since walking and cycling are also the first and last mile connectivity means to and from public transit systems, a decrease in NMT usage is resulting in reduced ridership in public transport. This, of course, is leading to an increase in the use of private vehicles and consequently higher emissions from the transport sector. To limit these emissions, the mode share of NMT and public transport must be restored. One way of doing this is by developing Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) systems as an alternative for need-based and short-distance trips and to complete the “first and last mile” of a journey, thereby addressing the needs of both NMT and public transport users. In a PBS system, cycles are provided at various locations in the city, particularly in close proximity to public transit points, that allow users to travel from one point to another.
This project was initiated to develop Detailed Project Reports (DPR) on design, planning and implementation of PBS systems in South Delhi and Dwarka sub-city.