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Shifting Focus from Supply to Demand—The Changing Face of Transportation Towards Sustainability

Verma, A (2017) Shifting Focus from Supply to Demand—The Changing Face of Transportation Towards Sustainability. [Book Chapter]

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Urban form and transport system have an enormous impact on the way people travel. With rapid growing economies and population typically seen in developing countries, there is an increasing trend of expansion of urban sprawl and auto-based mobilization. This has a direct effect on the level and form of transport demand and pattern. In the absence of the implementation of proper policy measures, like parking charges, congestion charging, fare revisions, pedestrianization, it also leads to an increased additional cost for transportation infrastructure and its operation, while at the same time, creating many environmental, economic and social problems. Sustainable transport systems are those which aim to reduce emissions, fossil fuel consumption and the consumption of natural land, while providing easy access to people. This chapter throws light on various issues and challenges related to achieving sustainable urban transportation solutions in Indian cities and how the fundamental focus has shifted from traditional supply centric approaches to demand centric approaches. A case study of steel flyover project in Bangalore, India, is also presented to emphasize this point.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Series.: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Publisher: Springer Nature
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Springer Nature.
Keywords: Demand; India; Supply; Sustainability; Transportation
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Center for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP)
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 05:56
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 05:56
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/75951

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