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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?