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Best Practices in Urban Transportation Best Practices in Urban Transportation

Best Practices in Urban Transport

Several cities are active in improving urban mobility in their cities and have implemented projects with benefits. To encourage such ‘good practices’ Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, award selected ‘Best Practiced Projects’ every year. Between 2008-2011, 164 entries have been received, out of which 34 projects have been awarded as best practice (23) and emerging good projects (11).This report is based on a review of these
projects.

The objective of the study was to:
• To assess the current status of the UMI awarded projects from 2008-2011.
• To assess any other projects (Non awarded) that have shown growing benefits and scope for
replication by other cities.
• To describe process for replication of successful projects along with relevant references.

Letters and brief questionnaires were sent to the civic bodies responsible for the projects, enquiring about the present status. 4 projects were inactive and no information was received from 7 projects. Therefore in total 23 Awarded projects were analysed in detail through site visits and correspondence(Table 1). At a later stage 7 other urban transport projects, showing growing benefits in scope, but have not received recognition or awards were assessed. The 12 categories under which awards were given by the Ministry were categorized into 4 broad groups i.e, public transport without private participation(Rail/STUs), private sector involvement in bus operations, nonmotorized transport (Infrastructure/public bike sharing),Traffic engineering and demand management including ITS and compiled into brief case studies.