While forecasting parking demand, it is important to perform follow-up surveys over time to understand how the demand changes over time. The authors bring over 45 years of combined experience in transport planning to explain how parking demand can be assessed and how this demand can be managed, with specific reference to experience in Hong Kong and China.
Florida, which now moves into rail transit, faces the challenge of getting the residents to ride the trains as its population is heavily dependent on personal automobiles for travel. For the “buy-in” to happen, it has to provide the overall “rider experience” that is a step up from their current mobility options.
The first technologically advanced acoustic barriers are being installed along Bandra-Kurla Link Road (BKLR), Mumbai by the “Fracasso” Group. The Group, a leading manufacturer of noise barriers and W beam crash barriers, is now in the process of introducing crash tested barriers and corrugated steel culverts in India.
The adoption of faster modes of transport has changed profoundly the spatial organisation of cities. The increase in average speed of a city's transport system calls for more space. The result is urban sprawl and reduced density. Dominant transport modes are, therefore, the determinants of urban structures. The increase in distance covered due to increased speed of travel and urban sprawl leads to an increase in energy consumption.
The Indian Railways (IR) has set up its first wind farm at Integral Coach Factory, Tamil Nadu in its efforts to use renewable energy. It has also committed itself to having all its buildings constructed after 2008 to comply with the Energy Conservation Building Code. A look at IR’s commitment to green energy.
Mumbai Metro, Mumbai’s first Mass Rapid Transit System, will cross Andheri’s JOG flyover on Western Express Highway at a height of 22m by a Cable Stayed Bridge for its first line – the VAG corridor. Extended Pier caps have been designed to avoid Piers at the centre of any traffic junction to allow larger spans – a first in the world for Metro Projects. 16 trains will be put in service with a four coach unit carrying 1500 passengers, reducing the travel time from 90 to 21 minutes.
Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah (Madinah City’s full name) is located in the centre of the western part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is called ‘The Hijaaz’. It is the second of Islam’s cities, after Makkah Al-Mukarramah (Mecca) and home to the second of The Two Holy Mosques of Islam. A few years back Madinah installed Vantage video detection systems to ...