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Desired Outcomes of Panel Discussion
Desired Outcomes of Panel Discussion
Desired Outcomes of Panel Discussion
Desired Outcomes of Panel Discussion
Desired Outcomes of Panel Discussion
Desired Outcomes of Panel Discussion
Desired Outcomes of Panel Discussion
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  • 1. Policy document - summary
    • Karnataka specific
    • Sustainable transport for the state - not just for Bangalore – 9 key characteristics identified
    • Thrust on building access for jobs and building the economy
    • Pedestrians/cyclists feature probably for the first time
    • Key challenges – coordination and implementation; ensure all sections are given their due
    • Policies must reflect choices
  • 2. Panel discussion
  • 3. Desired outcomes for Bangalore
    • Tpt policy long overdue – given its importance. Traffic and transport are different.
    • Objectives - Safety, commute times, longevity of roads, quality of life
    • Special focus on children and aged.
    • Affordability of public tpt. needs special emphasis
    • Sustainability – need to consider fossil fuel usage and “Peak Oil”, environmental goals
    • Safe roads
    • Integration of modes of tpt and land use& tpt
    • Peak hour capacities – road, public tpt,
    • Accessibility of public tpt - < 500m to bus stop/Metro stn
    • Frequency of buses & reliability
    • Licensing processes need to be strengthened. Quality of drivers not proper
    • Vehicle testing needs to be improved
    • Road fatalities need to be reduced from current 9000/year in Karnataka.
    • Road safety education needs to be institutionalized
    • Enforcement needs to be improved
    • Environmental concerns – autos to LPG
    • Orderliness
    • What movements do we want to promote? What do we want to discourage/look for alternatives
  • 4. Public tpt.
    • How do we involve private players into mass transit?
    • Need to have affordable safe public transport
  • 5. Implementation challenges
    • Process needs to be open and transparent. Citizens need to be engaged.
    • Dialogue between CDP and transport planners
    • Multiplicity of agencies with clash in priorities.
    • BMLTA like organizations should be beyond advisory and be empowered
    • How will this be administered?
    • Capacity issues/execution issues
    • How do we make this politically feasible
  • 6. Governance structure/Politics
    • Emphasis right now on dealing with day to day issues rather than fixing the system
    • Demand management
    • Politicians do work which gets them votes. How do we make transportation an issue that gets the voters out?
  • 7. What has worked
  • 8. Role of citizens, elected reps, NGOs, industry
    • Need to have this public discussion across the state.
    • How do we institutionalize participation
  • 9. Suggested measures
    • Governance structure that will integrate
      • Public works coordination board. Police will be the last to sign
      • Empower local ward level empowerment
      • Do we need longer stints at higher levels of public admin to ensure capacity is built in specific areas?