Delhi transport problems

15 Nov 2007 by Karl Hallam

A Cadence collaborator has relocated to Delhi to work on transport policy, which is quite a job. He emailed this week to ask if we had any ideas about how to promote cycling. Simon Bishop who used to work at ippr on transport policy and at Camden on school transport plans is now working for TERI in India.

He says "There are now 3 million vehicles in Delhi. It's getting busier every day. Want to support cycling here. Any ideas? Can't believe that they would give roadspace to bikes. Everyone sees them as antiquated technology for the poor. Think of London 20 years ago maybe. Where do I start?".

We are having a think, but did refer him to our work on social innovation and cycling as some useful background reading.

your comments

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Reply #1 on : Tue October 16, 2012, 12:11:16
Kia ora Ian, At the moment we are hdiolng a mobile bike workshop on the first and third Sunday of the month, at the Grey Lynn Farmer's Market, at the Grey Lynn Community Centre.We are also currently scouting for a physical space, looking to get more tools, gear and bikes. If you can help with any of these, or would like to get further involved in any other way, flick us an email at

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