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Benefits from Active Transportation—A Case Study of Bangalore Metropolitan Region

Allirani, H and Verma, A and Sasidharan, S (2023) Benefits from Active Transportation—A Case Study of Bangalore Metropolitan Region. In: 6th International Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, CTRG 2021, 14 - 17 December 2021, Tiruchirappalli, pp. 19-29.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-4204-4_2


Rapid urbanization in developing economies like India has led to an increase in motorized modes of transport, even for shorter trips replacing Non-Motorized Transport (NMT). The urban lifestyle has made most of the adult population physically less active leading to adverse health impacts. Studies suggest that active transportation, usually through bicycling and walking, can potentially increase Physical Activity (PA) and improve health. In this study, an attempt has been made to quantify PA in terms of Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) for NMT. Two scenarios, such as base case and mode shift to NMT, are evaluated in which the latter scenario shows a 5 increase in the active population and 3 increase in the physically benefitted individuals due to the shift to active transportation. Thus, the population commuting through NMT are sufficiently physically active than other road users and, hence, are less subjected to obesity and other non-communicable diseases.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publication: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH.
Keywords: Motor transportation, Active transportations; Bangalore; Case-studies; Developing economies; Metabolic equivalent of task; Metabolic equivalents; Metropolitan regions; Non-motorised transports; Physical activity; Rapid urbanizations, Metabolism
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 05:17
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 05:17
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/77803

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