Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
The historic Indian city of Ahmedabad has won the prestigious ‘Sustainable Transport Award 2010′ for the successful implementation of Janmarg, India’s first full bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
The largest city in Gujarat, with a present day population of about 5.2 million was founded in 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah to serve as the capital of the Gujarat Sultanate.
The annual award is given to a city that has a profound impact on lessening the impact of climate change and enhances the sustainability and livability of its community or region through innovative transportation strategies that increase mobility for all, while reducing transportation greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and improving safety and access for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The past winners of the award include New York (2009), Paris (2008), London (2008), Guayquil, Ecuador (2007); Seoul (2006) and Bogota (2005).