Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Managed by the Pune Traffic and Transportation Forum (PTTF), an ngo for sustainable transportation policy, the website promotes sustainable traffic practices. It asks the public to use public transport. "The public transport's per-capita usage of resources, per-capita pollution and per-capita accident rate is much lesser than a private vehicle," says the web. The forum terms public transport a socially equitable service since "it provides access to necessary services to all sections of society".
The website presents some fascinating notes on the city's traffic system. For the city of 3 million people, the Pune Municipal Transport--the public transport service--needs about 1,300 buses. But it has less than 1,000 buses in operation, including private vehicles. Over 300 such buses are older than a decade. Users can download documents on public transport and discuss issues.It also has links to related sites on sustainable transport.