This project has now been concluded.
As a step towards bringing Sustainable urban transport in Tamil Nadu cities under the spotlight, ICLEI South Asia is in the process of developing a ‘Framework for a state urban transport policy’ in the state, an initiative funded by the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and supported by the Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Tamil Nadu.
Along with a larger team of experts, ICLEI South Asia is going to conduct assessment visits in five cities in Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Salem and Tiruppur, to collect information and carry out frequency occupancy surveys, to understand gaps and requirements of transport solutions in these cities. Along with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) India, ICLEI South Asia will also prepare a budget for urban transport solutions applicable in these five cities which will further be presented to the Government of Tamil Nadu to receive advice for further implementation. These proposals will be implemented on a priority basis, phasing them to one year and five year plans.
The development of this framework will help cities understand the mobility issues at city level, and will provide continuous advice in the preparation of transport proposals that will gradually resolve their specific transport issues.
Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Salem and Tiruppur - Tamil Nadu, India.
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) India
August 2013-August 2014