Bangalore Traffic Solution


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Fed up with Bangalore Traffic? Read this...

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  • Wonderful ... so you have the master plan and thats the only solution.... great...

    People in Delhi have seen metro live .... it is now extending to other states as well.... it did not took one decade even.... you are talking of one life.....

    Delhi area 1483 sq km, population 13.7 million
    Bangalore area 740 sq km, population 8 million

    Making nice presentation is one thing but talking on these issues is different ... I like your first part... but the second part is highly debatable.... if people are serious about metro it is very much doable.... its not a new thing in India... Kolkatta is another example

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Bangalore Traffic Solution

  1. 1. Bangalore's traffic mess The solution
  2. 2. The current strategy Widen roads to keep pace with traffic Traffic population is doubling every 5 years. Road space needs to double every 5 years.
  3. 3. The current strategy Dog chasing its own tail Road space can never keep pace with vehicle population.
  4. 4. Bangalore 2015 ? 20-lane road in LA, USA. Congestion in spite of 20 lanes and 2 levels. Smog in background caused by vehicular pollution.
  5. 5. Result of present strategy Pollution, environmental destruction, road accidents, temperature rise, wasteful expenditure on road infrastructure.
  6. 6. The solution Replace private transport with public transport. The only solution that will work in the long term.
  7. 7. Which public transport ? The Metro ? Or The bus ?
  8. 8. The Metro is not a solution Only people in this band will use the Metro in 2012. 5 % of Bangalore.
  9. 9. Metro : 100-year project London, Paris, New York took more than 100 years to build city-wide coverage. Bangalore London Paris
  10. 10. The Metro is not a solution None of us will be alive when it is finally built, 100 years from now. Cost Rs. 100000 Cr. for city-wide coverage. Beautiful technology, but what we need is a solution, not a technology.
  11. 11. The Bus is the solution During rush hour A car or bike has 1 person A bus has 75 people There are 150 vehicles on this flyover, carrying 150 people.
  12. 12. There are 75 vehicles between each pair of red lines, carrying 75 people.
  13. 13. If we get each group of 75 people out of their private vehicles and into a bus, This is what happens.
  14. 14. Congestion Congestion ? Road space used by a person in a bus is: 3 % of a person in a car 5 % of a person in a 2-wheeler
  15. 15. The logic already works Proportionately 32 Lakh people in 32 Lakh private vehicles occupy this much road space. 38 Lakh people in 5000 buses occupy this much road space (0.5 %)
  16. 16. Buses win, worldwide More popular than Metros. Used in 100s of cities worldwide, in developed and developing countries
  17. 17. In sum Road widening is useless, harmful û Metro is too long term, too costly û The best solution Bus for long commutes ü Cycling, walking for short commutes
  18. 18. Without destroying Bangalore Reduce No. of vehicles by 75 % Commute time by 30 % Pollution by 80 % Spending on roads by 90 % Increase spending on Water, Medicare, Education, Power
  19. 19. Which lifestyle do we want ? 1 Our cars and bikes have given us this
  20. 20. Which lifestyle do we want ? 2 Bus + cycling + walking can give us this
  21. 21. Convert to this new religion. Today. CyBaNa Cycle + Bus + Nadiyodu Every week, 1. Make at least one trip by bus. 2. Cycle at least once to the neighbourhood store.
  22. 22. Simplify ! Simplify ! Simplify ! Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. Henry David Thoreau
  23. 23. For more information, or if you want to join a group that's working towards solving Bangalore's traffic problem Web site Contact Vinay Sreenivasa OR Roshni Nuggehalli