Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Global wisdom applied to #traffic and public transport #infrastructure development


“If the city decides to buy cars, buy cars, buy cars and buy more cars… a day will come when nothing will move. Should planners allow that to happen?” – Delhi High Court on BRT Case (2012)

“Parking is not a constitutional right, it is a commodity and one has to pay the price according to its usage”

“Number of people transported is more important than number of vehicle transported” – National Transportation Policy, 2005, India

“A Developed Country is not a place where poor have cars. It’s where the rich use Public Transportation” Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bagota, Colombia

“Each million we invest into urban motorways is an investment to destroy the city“ – Mayor Hans Joachim Vogel, Munich (1970)

“If we’re going to talk about transport, I would say that the great city is not the one that has highways, but one where a child on a tricycle or bicycle can go safely everywhere” – Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bagota, Colombia

“One symbol of lack of democracy is to have cars parked on the sidewalk” – Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bagota, Colombia

“A bikeway is a symbol that shows that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important as a citizen on a $30,000 car.” – Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bagota, Colombia

“We are paving the planet to serve a small portion of the population. And in the process, we are reducing the quality of life for the rest of the population. This is an environmental justice issue” – Spenser Havlick, Professor of Environmental Design, College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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1 comment:

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