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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Kankaria Lake Front / Area Master Plan. HCP Design & Project Management Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad. CONTEXT. A significant urban icon for Ahmedabad. A significant Urban icon of Ahmedabad. Kankaria Lake surrounded by important Public functions. Vyayamshala.

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    1. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Kankaria Lake Front / Area Master Plan HCP Design & Project Management Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad

    2. CONTEXT

    3. A significant urban icon for Ahmedabad A significant Urban icon of Ahmedabad

    4. Kankaria Lake surrounded by important Public functions Vyayamshala Kankaria Zoo Kankaria Lake Foot ball ground Rubin David museum One-tree Hill garden Balvatika Apsara-Aradhana theatre Jaldhara Water park Picnic Park, Swimming pool

    5. Existing connections to Kankaria lake From New cloth Market From Raipur From Khokhra bridge From Behrampura From Maninagar From Shah Alam From Bhairavnath From Maninagar Railway Station

    6. Morning walks

    7. Food

    8. Children rides

    9. Informal gathering

    10. Important Heritage structures

    11. However….

    12. Busy traffic on the lake front

    13. Unsafe intersections for pedestrians

    14. Disconnection between lake and surrounding functions

    15. Underutilized land – adjoining Railway line

    16. Disorganized informal activities

    17. Haphazard use of existing Right of way

    18. Unclean Ghats

    19. Kankaria Lake.. Potentially an international quality urban asset !

    20. The goal is to develop Kankaria lakefront and make it … • A world class Public space • Memorable • Robust • Create an Anchor point for Eastern part of the city • Suitable to Indian culture and lifestyle

    21. Initially the design proposal focused on organizing and developing the Kankaria lake edge – (the peripheral road)

    22. The key issues addressed were: • Utilizing the complete right of way • Organizing the informal sector activities • Improving pedestrian / bicyclist safety • Providing organized parking • Providing important public amenities

    23. Existing

    24. Proposed Transformation

    25. Existing

    26. Proposed Transformation

    27. Entrance to Naginawadi

    28. Area around the Sluice

    29. Pushpakunj circle as the gateway to Kankaria Lake

    30. Issues to be considered..... • Create a ‘Lake Front Precinct’ • Formulate a comprehensive strategy for such development • Pedestrianize the lake front • Explore idea of running a small train along the lakefront • Develop streets connected to the lake front • Create development opportunities in the surrounding areas • Identify underutilized land (Rail Yards, etc) and integrate with new development • Improve the area around the lake

    31. Exploring the possibility of Pedestrianization …

    32. Kankaria Lake Area Plan

    33. Existing street network From Raipur Khokhra bridge From Maninagar

    34. Busy vehicular traffic around the lake

    35. Difference in traffic volume around the lake edge Lesser traffic More traffic

    36. Higher traffic volume – Key link from Maninagar to the central city To Raipur To Maninagar

    37. Lesser traffic volume - Existing peripheral streets around the lake To New cloth Market Khokhra bridge To Maninagar

    38. Potential to treat both sides differently

    39. Potential to treat both sides differently A complete pedestrian area

    40. Potential to treat both sides differently Lesser intensity vehicular access A complete pedestrian area

    41. Potential transformation of the Lakefront …

    42. Wide pedestrian areas

    43. Active informal markets

    44. Peaceful sitting areas

    45. To achieve this….

    46. 1. Developing alternative vehicular Ring

    47. 2. Developing access streets to Lake area From Raipur Important Connections from the City Khokhra bridge From Maninagar

    48. 3. Creating access to the Lake From Raipur Access points to Lake Khokhra bridge Pedestrian access From Maninagar

    49. 4. Providing parking along the Ring From Raipur Khokhra bridge From Maninagar

    50. Plan • Issues involved in development of outer vehicular Ring • Design of the Lakefront • Potential Development opportunities in the surrounding areas