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Dasarathi - Bangalore's Traffic Mess

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Dasarathi - Bangalore's Traffic Mess

  1. 1. Bangalore's Traffic Mess The Solution Dasarathi G V
  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. Not logical.
  3. 3. Bangalore 2015 ? Road widening to keep pace with vehicle population is stupid. Congestion in 20-lane road in LA, USA. LA smog in background.
  4. 4. Result Of The Strategy
  5. 5. The Solution Replace private transport with public transport. The only solution that will work in the long term.
  6. 6. Which Public Transport ? The Metro ? Or The bus ?
  7. 7. The Metro is not a solution Only people in this band will use the Metro in 2012. 5 % of Bangalore.
  8. 8. Metro : 100-year Project Bangalore London Paris London, Paris, New York took more than 100 years to build city-wide coverage.
  9. 9. The Metro is not a solution None of us will be alive when it is finally built. Cost Rs. 100000 Cr. for city-wide coverage. Beautiful technology, but what we need is a solution, not a technology.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. There are 75 vehicles between each pair of red lines, carrying 75 people.
  12. 12. If we get each group of 75 people out of their private vehicles and into a bus, This is what happens.
  13. 13. 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 Congestion Congestion ?
  14. 14. The logic already works 38 Lakh people in 5000 buses occupyy this much road space (0.5 %) Proportionately 32 Lakh people in 32 Lakh private vehicles occupy this much road space.
  15. 15. Buses win, worldwide More popular than Metros. Used in 100s of cities worldwide, in developed and developing countries
  16. 16. In Sum Road widening is stupid, harmful Metro is too long term, too costly The best solution Bus for long commutes Cycling, walking for short commutes   
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Which lifestyle do we want ? Private transport has given us this 1
  19. 19. Which lifestyle do we want ? 2 The bus can give us this
  20. 20. Shift To The Bus, Today Stop being a slave to your car or bike. It is killing you. Switch to the bus. das@cadem.com

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