Istanbul's Historic Peninsula, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been compromised by rapid and uncontrolled urban growth. In order to restore public space and revitalize the city center, Istanbul pedestrianized over 250 streets between 2010 and 2012.
In a quest to make Gurgaon accessible for its residents and encourage the use of cycling, walking and public transport in the city, Raahgiri Day was initiated. Children and adults are invited to bike, skate, run and walk; to partake in community leisure activities such as street games, street dancing; to learn yoga, and to come together as a community and celebrate life.
Read more at: http://raahgiriday.com/raahgiri-day-turns-1/
The Barclays Cycle Hire has demonstrated an excellent effort at implementing a PBS system as part of a cohesive strategy to make London more bicycle-friendly. The Barclays Cycle Hire system launched 6000 bikes and 400 stations distributed across a 45 sq. km area of central London. An integrated approach in building cycling infrastructure along with implementing the PBS system was adopted that can help create far more interest among potential users and sponsors;
Bogota, Colombia’s TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is the world’s largest network of physically separated ROWs.The introduction of the physically separated ROW to Bogota’s highly congested existing bus system has reduced travel times by 38%, reduced noxious emissions by 40% and increased ridership since buses are no longer caught in traffic or slowed by private cars.7 Before the implementation of the TransMilenio BRT service, bus speeds on some of the routes now served by trunk lines were as low as 12 kmph. After implementation average speeds for local service were 20kmph and 32kmph for express service.
Read more at: http://www.streetfilms.org/bus-rapid-transit-bogota/
The University of Washington has set up a U-PASS program that are avaliable to every student, faculty, and staff member at the University. The pass also includes vanpool fare subsidies, a Night Ride Shuttle, and discounts at businesses and Flexcar. Faculty and staff are eligible for Emergency Ride Home and discounted parking for occasional driving days. U-PASS holders also receive discounted parking rates when they carpool.
Read more more at: http://www.vta.org/getting-around/fares/eco-pass
Seattle employs various strategies to reduce parking requirements such as shared parking, reserved spaces for carpool/vanpool vehicles, and the option to pay the city in lieu of providing parking. E-Park, a parking guidance system, provides real-time short-term parking information. E-Park signs let people know how many spaces are available while guiding people to them through directions for shortest routes. An additional goal of e-Park is to reduce the impacts and demands of on-street parking loss by construction
Read more at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/epark/
To reorient Bangalore to support walking, cycling along its public transportation, the city planned pedestrian friendly footpaths, vibrant pedestrian plazas, protected cycle tracks, and a variety of public places. The city is also taking the initiative to establish policies that will support non-motorized transport as well as efficient parking management.
There are over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. That’s more bikes than people! Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life, made easier by the city’s unbeatable network of cycle routes and flat landscape. Amsterdam regularly comes out on top in lists of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities, and there’s no finer way to explore the city’s streets, canals and attractions than by pedal power.