Delhi Gets First Pedestrian Guidelines

The Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) has for the first time created pedestrian design guidelines to ensure that walking in the city is a safe and a pleasurable experience.

"Urban planner and Delhi Urban Arts Commission Chairman K.T. Ravindran hailed it. 'All great cities in the world are walking cities,' he said. 'They have broad sidewalks and elaborate street furniture for pedestrians.'

Ravindran pointed out that in Delhi people do not walk because there is hardly any space to walk. 'Sidewalks have been encroached upon and roads are choc-a-bloc with vehicles,' he said.

According to him, the pedestrian design guidelines, once implemented, will go a long way in addressing these issues and encourage people to walk. 'It will help in endearing the city to its people,' he said."

Thanks to Bharat Singh

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