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Biking will never work in Tehran, too many hills, and crazy driving. It should be promoted more in cities like Yazd, Isfahan, and such.
In downtown Tehran, it's possible for short trips, it is pretty flat. Bike stations are often empty there.
 

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Biking will never work in Tehran, too many hills, and crazy driving. It should be promoted more in cities like Yazd, Isfahan, and such.
i agree with urbastar, though tehran currently lacks the culture and the streets are quite dangerous, its easy to implement it in the southern half. maybe in the future small electric bicycles will also help in difficult and hilly regions of the city
 

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Electric Buses Tapped to Help Curtail Tehran Air Pollution
An initiative has been launched in Tehran to convert old fossil-fuel-burning buses into electric vehicles for curbing air pollution and bolstering the aging public transportation fleet

Iran’s Vice President for Science and Technology has launched a joint initiative with the University of Tehran for converting diesel- and gas-powered buses currently operating in the capital city into electric vehicles.

According to Shahriar Zeini, the head of Space Technologies Development Center at the vice presidential office, the project is aimed at curbing air pollution in the capital and bolstering the aging public transportation fleet, Mehr News Agency reported.

He said the project entails the replacement of the vehicles’ combustion components with electric engine system, performance optimization and weight reduction.

“Up to 80% of electric parts, including drive system, engines, batteries, DC converters and chargers, have been locally produced with the collaboration of Iranian knowledge-based companies,” he said.

Zeini noted that the first prototype is planned to be unveiled in early June.

“This is a revolutionary move in the country’s transportation sector and a great investment opportunity,” he said, calling on private entities and state institution to propel the plan with their financial support.

 

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I dont agree.

Once cities get to a certain size, everyone driving around just doesn't work. Japan has figured this out some time ago. Tokyo is the largest city in the world and has a very small proportion of journeys made by car. There is just not enough space for them in urban Japan. Many large north American, Australasian and Khaleeji cities were planned and built as very low density, car centric sprawl, so most people could drive. But they still have terrible congestion and an expensive and unsustainable road systems that push the municipalities into debt. That mid 20th century American model is failing. High density with efficient mass transit systems are the optimum for million+ conurbations.

Tehran is a high density megacity with way too many cars on the road and a municipality and national government that is reluctant to tackle urban car drivers. They are building up the public transport infrastructure, but it has been all carrot and no stick so far.
 

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I dont agree.

Once cities get to a certain size, everyone driving around just doesn't work. Japan has figured this out some time ago. Tokyo is the largest city in the world and has a very small proportion of journeys made by car. There is just not enough space for them in urban Japan. Many large north American, Australasian and Khaleeji cities were planned and built as very low density, car centric sprawl, so most people could drive. But they still have terrible congestion and an expensive and unsustainable road systems that push the municipalities into debt. That mid 20th century American model is failing. High density with efficient mass transit systems are the optimum for million+ conurbations.

Tehran is a high density megacity with way too many cars on the road and a municipality and national government that is reluctant to tackle urban car drivers. They are building up the public transport infrastructure, but it has been all carrot and no stick so far.

I agree with this post, except for the last sentence.

1. That, thats exactly what even/odd scheme, and Tarh-e terafik (Traffic Zone in city centre) are.
2. Dont really agree with imposing any tax, as it'll most impact lower income people who might not have other options. so many people commute from places where housing is cheaper, to their workplace, there driving might be their only option, or their only good option. so... idk...
 
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