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Introduction:
7+ Lakh people commute to work from different parts of Bengaluru to the IT Corridor of ORR-Bellandur. 75,000 to 1 Lakh of these commuters live in and around Sarjapura Road. According to surveys conducted by the Save Our Sarjapura coalition, around half of them use their cars to commute. Primarily because they have no access to good public transport. Routes are inadequate and frequency undependable. To make things worse, there is insufficient walking and cycling infrastructure. 

What are the key issues? 

  • Frequent Traffic Jams - Firstly, traffic jams have become a daily norm, particularly evident at the Iblur junction, where the peak-time traffic reaches a staggering 15,000 Passenger Car Units per hour. Holistic plans proposed by residents for Iblur junction have been disregarded.

  • Poor Public Transport - Existing routes suffer from poor frequency, and the absence of air-conditioned Vajra buses further compounds the adoption issue. Metro work is yet to begin. Last-mile connectivity is a huge issue: most residents find themselves without a bus stop within a 500-meter radius.

  • Unsafe walking infrastructure - Furthermore, there is no attention to the safety and comfort of pedestrians! There is absence of continuous, clean, and safe footpaths. Crossing roads at major junctions is scary there is an alarming increase in pedestrian accidents.

Why This Matters?
Impact on Quality of Life and Health and Economy

Our commute problems are affecting our wellbeing. In our survey, 1 in 3 respondents say they avoid social outings. 28% say they experience stress and road rage.

An alarming 50% of commuting residents spend 1-2 hours on the road daily, both in the morning and evening. This not only affects individual productivity but results in the loss of crores of rupees in economic value. 

We Demand

Immediate (Today)

  • More AC buses

  • High frequency (< 5 min) of buses in peak hours

  • Mini buses for last mile in inner roads / Shuttle services

  • Fix the BMTC App issues and track all buses so we can plan our commute better

Short Term (1 Year)

  • Electric mini buses for the last mile

  • Incentives for people to switch to public transport

  • Continuous, accessible footpaths and bus stops

  • Safe road crossing

Long Term (5 Years)

  • Metro on Sarjapur Road

  • Dedicated cycle lanes for convenient, safe commutes

  • Integrated road infrastructure and last-mile connectivity

What You Can Do

  • Sign this petition: Let your voice be heard and join us in demanding a better and more efficient public transport system for Sarjapura Road.

  • Share the petition: Spread the word on social media, in your community, and among your friends and family. Together, we can amplify our impact.

Together, Let's Save Our Sarjapura Road and "Fix the Traffic"!

Source Links:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-0ZGFRWOyQpB5GXyEvbKkaljytAzcodO/view

Campaign Partner

Introduction:
7+ Lakh people commute to work from different parts of Bengaluru to the IT Corridor of ORR-Bellandur. 75,000 to 1 Lakh of these commuters live in and around Sarjapura Road. According to surveys conducted by the Save Our Sarjapura coalition, around half of them use their cars to commute. Primarily because they have no access to good public transport. Routes are inadequate and frequency undependable. To make things worse, there is insufficient walking and cycling infrastructure. 

What are the key issues? 

  • Frequent Traffic Jams - Firstly, traffic jams have become a daily norm, particularly evident at the Iblur junction, where the peak-time traffic reaches a staggering 15,000 Passenger Car Units per hour. Holistic plans proposed by residents for Iblur junction have been disregarded.

  • Poor Public Transport - Existing routes suffer from poor frequency, and the absence of air-conditioned Vajra buses further compounds the adoption issue. Metro work is yet to begin. Last-mile connectivity is a huge issue: most residents find themselves without a bus stop within a 500-meter radius.

  • Unsafe walking infrastructure - Furthermore, there is no attention to the safety and comfort of pedestrians! There is absence of continuous, clean, and safe footpaths. Crossing roads at major junctions is scary there is an alarming increase in pedestrian accidents.

Why This Matters?
Impact on Quality of Life and Health and Economy

Our commute problems are affecting our wellbeing. In our survey, 1 in 3 respondents say they avoid social outings. 28% say they experience stress and road rage.

An alarming 50% of commuting residents spend 1-2 hours on the road daily, both in the morning and evening. This not only affects individual productivity but results in the loss of crores of rupees in economic value. 

We Demand

Immediate (Today)

  • More AC buses

  • High frequency (< 5 min) of buses in peak hours

  • Mini buses for last mile in inner roads / Shuttle services

  • Fix the BMTC App issues and track all buses so we can plan our commute better

Short Term (1 Year)

  • Electric mini buses for the last mile

  • Incentives for people to switch to public transport

  • Continuous, accessible footpaths and bus stops

  • Safe road crossing

Long Term (5 Years)

  • Metro on Sarjapur Road

  • Dedicated cycle lanes for convenient, safe commutes

  • Integrated road infrastructure and last-mile connectivity

What You Can Do

  • Sign this petition: Let your voice be heard and join us in demanding a better and more efficient public transport system for Sarjapura Road.

  • Share the petition: Spread the word on social media, in your community, and among your friends and family. Together, we can amplify our impact.

Together, Let's Save Our Sarjapura Road and "Fix the Traffic"!

Source Links:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-0ZGFRWOyQpB5GXyEvbKkaljytAzcodO/view

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