With an urban population of over 377 million people—and growing quickly—India faces distinct challenges in delivering sustainable urban mobility. Whether to combat a long history of urban sprawl or to address severe pollution and congestion, cities must plan to meet transport needs in a more sustainable manner. Building on the principles of sustainable transport, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation works to promote land-use planning and transit oriented development, better urban public transport systems and non-motorised transport in cities.

Public Transport Systems

Public transport systems form the backbone of urban mobility. But only a few Indian cities have formal public transport systems in place today, and their services…
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Non-Motorized Transport

Walking and cycling trips constitute a large percentage of the total trips made in Indian cities. Given this, road planning and engineering design solutions…
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Urban Planning

There is an increasing trend of sprawls in Indian cities to accommodate the rapidly growing population. Sprawls lead to longer trip lengths, an increase…
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Mobilizing Finance for Sustainable Urban Transport

Cities must build and strengthen non-motorized and public transport systems in order to promote the use of these sustainable modes…
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Capacity Building

The planning, development and management of sustainable transport systems requires the participation of multiple stakeholders such as Government, Industry…
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Public Bicycle Sharing Schemes in Delhi

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Centre for Green Mobility Year: 2015

Non-motorized transport modes such as walking and cycling provide first and last mile connectivity to and from public transit systems. But given the lack of good NMT infrastructure, people avoid public transport and instead prefer to use private vehicles. It is here that Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) systems can serve as an alternative for...Read more

Promoting Integrated Land Use-Transport Planning

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) Year: 2015

Land use policies and development control regulations adopted by a city have a significant impact on its mobility patterns. Development plans that limit population densities within city boundaries by imposing limits on built up areas, cause city to sprawl to accommodate the land requirements of a rapidly growing city population.

Appraisal Checklist for Urban Transport Projects

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : Institute of Urban Transport Year: 2015

Shakti supported the development of an evaluation criteria based on which transport projects can be evaluated for compliance with principles of sustainable transport and then funded accordingly.

Improving Traffic Signal Operations in India

Sector: Transport Undertaken By : IBI Consultancy India Private Limited Year: 2015

Signalised road intersections in Indian cities are hotspots of vehicular emissions and poor air quality as inappropriate signal timing cycles increase delays and vehicle idling at intersections. Improving efficiency of traffic signals to handle traffic can reduce vehicular emissions at signalised intersections by 20-30% in most situations.

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