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Desired Outcomes of Panel Discussion

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

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