2015
SUSTAINIA
AWARD WINNER

Chosen by Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Sustainia Award Committee

2015
COMMUNITY
AWARD WINNER

Chosen by the Sustainia online community: Plastic Bank.


SUSTAINIA AWARD 2015:
Chennai Street Design Project

The winner of Sustainia Award 2015 is a policy solution from Chennai, India, which is transforming the city’s approach to transportation from car-centric to people-friendly – addressing safety concerns and air pollution in one go.

In June 2012, the city government of Chennai launched the Chennai Street Design Project, in close collaboration with The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), to address the safety challenges related to transport in the city. The solution rests on one, simple pledge – that at least 60 percent of the city’s transport budget to be allocated to constructing and maintaining infrastructure for non-motorised
transit. This includes: expanded footpaths, safe pedestrian crossings, protected cycle
tracks, properly scaled carriageways, conveniently placed bus stops, and clearly
designated on-street parking.

We are already looking forward to next year.


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