Walkability and Pedestrian Facilities in Asian Cities. Sameera Kumar Anthapur Transport Researcher Sudhir Gota Technical Manager . Transed 2012 New Delhi 20 September 2012. How walkable are our cities? .
Walkability and Pedestrian Facilities in Asian Cities
Sameera Kumar Anthapur
20 September 2012
“improving walkability entails improvement not only in the physical infrastructure but equally in the minds of people”
Walkability Assessment - residential, educational, commercial, public transport terminals
"Pleasure to walk"
"Waiting To walk"
"Walk at your own risk"
Walking environment varies significantly depending upon the location
People Interviewed in 19cities > 6,500
30% of people interviewed came from households without motorized vehicles
Majority of people (61%) were in the age group 15-30 years
Walking constitutes 40% of trip mode share.
67% of all trips are less than 30 minutes and less than 6 km
Without improvements in pedestrian facilities, 75% of respondents would shift from walking to other modes when affordable
Policies and Guidelines - Sri Lanka
10% of urban road space for NMT - Action Plan for Traffic Management in Greater Colombo (2008)
Policies and Guidelines - Traffic and Road Transport Act of Indonesia
If a pedestrian crossing does not exist, pedestrians must take care of their own safety when crossing the road and people with disabilities must wear special signs that are visible to motorists
Policies and Guidelines: Indian Road Congress
City Development Plans
Allocation of Resources
Over 40 news articles, with potential readership of 4.4 million
Over 4000 hits in 90 days !
Over 140 ‘likes’ and growing
Using the same money required for constructing 1 km metro, one can, on average, construct 350 km of new quality sidewalks !!
Is it lack of resources?
No space ?
Lack of expertise?
Times of India - 16 Apr 2010
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CAI-Asia Country Networks
China . India . Indonesia . Nepal . Pakistan . Philippines . Sri Lanka . Vietnam
Donors in 2012
231 CAI-Asia Partnership Members
CAI-Asia Center Members
Asian Development Bank Cities Development Initiative for Asia ClimateWorks Foundation DHL/IKEA/UPSEnergy Foundation Fredskorpset Norway Fu Tak Iam Foundation German International Cooperation (GIZ) Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Institute for Transport Policy Studies Institute for Transportation and Development Policy International Union for Conservation of Nature MAHA Rockefeller Brothers Fund United Nations Environment Program Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (UNEP PCFV) Veolia World Bank