Topic Overview

Walking – the most basic urban transport mode for all short-to-medium length travel, and bicycling and bicycle-derived modes play an essential role in urban transport in most low- and middle income countries of the world. For people at the lowest rung of the income ladder, these modes affect survival. In countries like China and India, until very recently, this was true of most population strata. In an entirely different dimension –urban air quality, shift to non-motorized modes is always a net gain. Despite all this, interests of non-motorized travelers tend to be systematically neglected...read more