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Kathmandu Metropolitan City to mark world car-free day

http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=83213 Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is set to observe World Car Free Day for a week starting from September 22 in order to discourage motor vehicles along the roads in the core areas of the capital and encourage walking and cycling. It is for the first time that the government has decided to observe the… Read More ›

Can Kathmandu kick the motorbike habit and become cycle friendly?

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/bike-blog/2014/apr/23/kathmandu-motorbike-habit-cycle-friendly-city-nepal-status Anil Shahi outside the Base Camp cafe in Kathmandu. He cycles the city’s quiet back alleys to avoid gridlocked streets – but many Nepalis still favour motorbikes On the underside of a pedestrian bridge on Kantipath, one of central Kathmandu’s busiest roads, there is a large hand-painted sign: “Get a bike – you’ll never… Read More ›

UN-Habitat and CEN Launch ‘People Centric Mobility’ Campaign

Seminar on “People-friendly Cities” and Launching of “People-Centric Mobility” Campaign in Kathmandu 22 April 2012, Trade Tower, Thapathali, Kathmandu Nepal is the least urbanized but the most rapidly urbanizing country in South Asia and Kathmandu Valley with a population of over 2.5 million is its largest urban centre. Because of the rapid growth and the… Read More ›

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