"Reclaiming Connaught Place Delhi" to UTTIPEC, LG Nov 09

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"Reclaiming Connaught Place Delhi" to UTTIPEC, LG Nov 09

  1. 1. Reclaiming Connaught Place, New Delhi
  2. 2. New Subways will convert Outer Circle into a high-speed non-stop Motorway ….
  3. 3. Current state of our Historic City Centre …
  4. 4. Every inch of the original pavements has been “ shaved ” to make MORE and MORE space for cars …
  5. 5. Pedestrians on Outer Circle are “ illegally jaywalking culprits ” in the historic city centre….
  6. 6. Pedestrians on Outer Circle are “ illegally jaywalking culprits ” in the historic city centre….
  7. 7. Learning from Others…
  8. 8. Thoroughfare “High Streets” around the World: <ul><li>All major cities around the world also have thoroughfare roads move through their Historic City Centres, but traffic on these roads, although heavy, is expected to move slow , and expected to STOP for pedestrians & cyclists to cross at grade . </li></ul><ul><li>CP is a City Centre where Outer Circle is partly a Thoroughfare Road. </li></ul>Every 170 – 300 M, but NO at-grade crossing in perpendicular direction 35 M major thoroughfare Outer Circle, CP, New Delhi Every 100 - 300 M 40 M major thoroughfare Marylebone Road, London Every 250 - 300 M 30 M major thoroughfare 42nd St, New York Every 250 M 30 M major thoroughfare Huai Hai Road, Shanghai Every 100 - 250 M 40 M major thoroughfare Market Street, San Francisco At-grade Pedestrian Crossing Frequency Width Street name, Location
  9. 9. Marylebone Road , London Elevated Freeway Urban Road Stop every 200-300 M
  10. 10. Market Street , San Francisco Urban Thoroughfare Stop every 100-250 M
  11. 11. Market Street , San Francisco Urban Thoroughfare Multimodal Street
  12. 12. <ul><li>Separating the pedestrian and public transport user to a different grade ensures that traffic on Outer Circle will start moving even faster – in turn discouraging pedestrian activity and in a short time, creating even more severe congestion – as the flyovers of the city already have. </li></ul><ul><li>Moreover, we have already seen in Delhi that subways are not safe and do not get used. An especially in Connaught Place , where people actually desire to walk at grade to “enjoy” the experience of the historic city centre at all times. </li></ul>Disadvantages of converting Outer Circle into a high-speed Motorway
  13. 13. Principle Goal 1: MULTI-MODAL INTEGRATION (National Urban Transport + MPD-2021 Policy)
  14. 14. Current Situation Buses do not integrate with Central Park Metro Station
  15. 15. All buses should be re-routed to connect to the central modal Interchange point. Proposed bus drop-off…
  16. 16. Pedestrians ONLY Provide multiple Pedestrian “shortcuts” from Metro Station to Outer Circle
  17. 17. Pedestrians & NMV At-grade movement of all modes from Central Metro Station; Provide Cycle parking/ rental
  18. 18. Cycle rental at Central Park Metro Station?
  19. 19. Hawker Zones Central Park Area becomes activated through hawker zones (replacing parking) for round-the-clock activity. Replace extra parking from hawker zones to new parking garages.
  20. 20. Shared Streets Calm traffic shares space with cyclists & pedestrians.
  21. 21. Current mess due to parking on Middle Circle…
  22. 22. Streetcar Streetcar system provides a cheap feeder & distributor option from Central Metro Station to Outer Circle destinations.
  23. 23. Imagine a Streetcar on the wide Outer Circle Pavements… … connecting to Metro Stations & New Delhi Railway Station
  24. 24. Imagine a Streetcar on the wide Outer Circle Pavements… … connecting to Metro Stations & New Delhi Railway Station
  25. 25. Imagine a Streetcar on the wide Outer Circle Pavements… … connecting to Metro Stations & New Delhi Railway Station
  26. 26. People waiting for the streetcar…
  27. 27. Principle Goal 2: EQUITABLE USE OF PUBLIC REALM (National Urban Transport Policy)
  28. 28. 30 M Right-of-Way on radial roads – currently fully occupied by cars
  29. 29. 30 M Right-of-Way on radial roads – is enough to accommodate all users: Cycle/ NMV Lane On-street Parking Hawkers/ Pedestrian spill-over
  30. 30. Cycle/ NMV Lane On-street Parking Hawkers/ Pedestrian spill-over
  31. 31. ~30 M RoW 30 M Right-of-Way is enough to accommodate all users:
  32. 32. Hawker Zone + Hawker Zone Street Furniture Cycle/ NMV Lane Pedestrian spill-over Bus Lanes
  33. 33. Principle Goal 3: RESTORING STREET-LIFE (Traditional Indian Culture)
  34. 34. Barakhamba Road: A great potential street -currently reduced to a thoroughfare…
  35. 35. Building setbacks: occupied by parking & boundary walls for urination !
  36. 36. Building setbacks: partly occupied by Metro Station exits
  37. 37. Building setbacks: occupied by socio-cultural uses . At-grade signalized crossing At-grade signalized crossing Designed hawker zones Streetcar Vehicular Entry
  38. 38. Building setbacks: occupied by parking !!!
  39. 39. Building setbacks: occupied by public space !
  40. 40. Current walking experience (dead boundary walls…
  41. 41. PROPOSED walking experience: street active with cultural uses
  42. 42. Building/ compound entries remain “ gated & lockable ”
  43. 43. Overarching Goal: Give CP back to the People! (Thank you) Romi Roy Delhi Citizen 30 Sept 2009 [email_address]

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