Life has been a bit quiet here on India Streets of late, but even without a great deal of new editorial content (see below) the home page and the several associated new media programs continue to draw attention. The purpose of this short update is to draw to the attention of our faithful readers to the present state of play here, and the tools that we are developing to advance the sustainable streets agenda in the world’s largest and at times most challenged democracy..
Home Page Reader Summary
Let’s start with the world overview, which you can see as of this morning in the attached map (which if you click it will expand considerably):
Based on our feedback, we estimate that something like thirty-one thousand people have thus far accessed the various postings, with readers reported in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Two-thirds of our readers are unsurprisingly from India, but not far from 10% the US and 5% from the UK, with the rest widely distributed among the other 37 countries.
The latest reader covering readers coming in the last days and as of this morning, looks like this.
The more detailed summaries list the Indian cities who have thus far checked into site. They shown here in order of frequency of accessing”
Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, New Delhi, Madras, Vijayawada, Calcutta, Gurgaon, Bhopal, Indore, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Rohtak, Tiruchchirappalli, Surat, Rajkot, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Selam, Dehra Dun, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Jalgaon, Calicut, Lucknow, Kannur, Bhilai, Pondicherry, Jodhpur, Amritsar, Bareli, Jalandhar, Durgapur, Thana, Jaipur, Warangal, Rupnagar, Ambala, Ahmadabad, Bhubaneswar, Nellore, Gwalior, Thrissur, Nasik, Ramanathapuram, Moga, Korba, Kolhapur, Parbhani, Chandigarh.
On any given day there may be as few as twenty readers (usually on the weekend), and as many as two hundred or so for more popular postings.
Most read articles
For the record the ten most accessed articles since start-up in late 2009 are listed below, with “Road Safety” called up by our readers almost four thousand times
- Road safety: a public health challenge
- City as a time capsule: Urban highway construction mania still booming in 2011
- Delhi Metro – A Transport Planner’s Perspective
- Ringroading and Mumbai’s spatial structure
- Review: Urban Mobility India 2010
- Mobility please, not congestion on our roads
- Sustainable transport and the modernisation of urban transport in Delhi and Stockholm
- Lahore Transport Master Plan: Master of none
- Breathing the lovely morning air in Delhi traffic
- Toward a new paradigm for transport in cities: Let’s see what Carlos Pardo has to say
Social media support
The parallel facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/indiastreets/ has 71 members and grows steadily. And at the sametime there is a pretty steady flow of interesting comments , references and project information that comes in. Unlike the main blog which requires a lot of work to keep up and manage, the Facebook page is pretty much self-propelled.
• The Twitter page at https://twitter.com/#!/indiastreets is jus tgetting undereway.
As you will note both those new media links can be seen and used at the top left menu, where you will also see a direct link to the 2012 Safe Streets Challenge at http://safestreetstrategies.wordpress.com/. I believe this is also an important project for Indian cities.
India Streets on iPad
Works very well and the opening page on the iPad looks like this.
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