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    1. 1. Walking Classes Unite
    2. 2. Walking Classes Unite
    3. 3. Walking Classes Unite Walkers make up the majority of road users, yet their need for access, safety and mobility is neglected by city planners
    4. 4. Source: The World Bank Transportation Mode % Walking 29 Cycling 14 Public Bus 38 Commuter Rail 4 Two Wheeler 7 Car 3 Others 5
    5. 5. Walking Classes Unite Pedestrians are at risk of injury on the road from motorized vehicles
    6. 6. Source: Badami 2008 Victims (%) Impacting Vehicle Pedestrian/ Cyclist 63 Single Vehicle 6 M2W 27 M2W 3 M3V 2 M3W 1 Cars 3 Car 23 Buses/ Trucks 5 Buses/ Trucks 65
    7. 7. Walking Classes Unite Chennai is urbanizing rapidly In 2015, Asia will have 160 cities with >1m population (30% in India) ~ Source: UN (2003) This growth in the urban population will only increas traffic congestion on the streets and pollution, particularly with cars becoming more affordable (rising incomes, and the Tata Nano)
    8. 8. Everyday, 500 new vehicles are added to the roads in Chennai (10% growth), while the growth of road space is only 2-3% ~ Dr. KP Subramanian Walking Classes Unite
    9. 9. Current road developments place priorities on increasing traffic flow at the expense of pedestrians space. Pedestrian space is being encroached upon
    10. 10. Pedestrians and cyclists comprise the most environment-friendly commuters in the city. 71% of air pollution in Chennai is caused by vehicles (TNPCB 2003)
    11. 11. “ Public transportation, pedestrianisation and non motorized transport would go a long way in energy conservation and hence promoting the same is an essential means of energy conservation.” ~ Mr. M Ramachandran, Ministry of Urban Development
    12. 12. About the Audit Walking Classes Unite
    13. 13. About the Audit Walking Classes Unite
    14. 14. Walking Classes Unite Footpath: common problems <ul><ul><li>unutilized due to the height, non-continuity and obstructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>height: 1.3 to 1.6 feet on average </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>too high for elderly and disabled people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>no ramp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>surface is uneven due to loose and dislodged pavement stones </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Walking Classes Unite Obstructions on the footpath <ul><ul><li>Immovable obstructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>electric/cable poles and sign posts, electrical transformers and bus stands </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Obstructions on the footpath <ul><ul><li>Removable obstructions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>piles of rubbish/ commercial garbage, gravel, stones, bricks and shop materials </li></ul>
    17. 17. Obstructions on the footpath Vehicles parked on the footpath
    18. 18. Obstructions on the footpath <ul><ul><ul><li>Hawkers </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Walking Classes Unite Pedestrian crossings <ul><ul><li>Three types of crossings, regulated by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic police ~ Light signals ~ Unregulated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inappropriate locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not according to pedestrian use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chosen in accordance with increasing traffic flow </li></ul></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Pedestrian crossings Insufficient time allotted to cross intersections
    21. 21. Walking Classes Unite <ul><ul><li>pedestrian crossing signal is on at the same time as the free left turn signal for vehicles </li></ul></ul>Safety issues with the crossings