In the past few decades, motorized two- and three-wheelers have grown exponentially and repercussions are being felt on urban roads across Asia. For too long, policymakers have considered this as a transition phase; they have often swept the issue under the carpet and have never faced the issue head-on. During the Better Air Quality 2008 conference recently held in Bangkok (http://www.baq2008.org/), experts from across the world compared research notes, exchanged ideas and debated the exact role that two- and three-wheelers should have in Asia. Although to date there have been few studies on two- and three-wheelers, many experts opined that policies addressing these types of vehicles have been contradictory. For example, some policymakers believe in "leap frog" theories, hoping that the challenges would resolve itself in due time.
Exclusive Lanes for Two and Three Wheelers
With Increasing population and number of vehicles in Asian cities, the demand of more space has been the most common debated issue. With increasing environmental and climate implications, cities have realized that they cannot sustain the vehicle growths by providing more space. With available road space being contested by all modes, often the slower and non motorized modes lose out. Read more
Two and Three Wheelers Presentations - BAQ 2008
- Recommendations of Pre-Event on Two and Three Wheelers
- Luc Nadal
Why a 2 & 3 Wheeler study?