Raahgiri Day and its Impact

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Raahgiri Day and its Impact

  1. 1. Webinar on Impact of Raahgiri Day Amit Bhatt, Strategy Head – Integrated Urban Transport, EMBARQ India June 12, 2014
  2. 2. Some alarming facts about our mobility …….
  3. 3. 140,000 deaths every year in India due to road traffic crashes
  4. 4. 627,426 premature deaths every year in India due to air pollution
  5. 5. Source: http://www5.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/metabolic_risks/bmi/ 436,122 premature deaths every year in India
  6. 6. IT Hub - Cyber City Housing - Golf Course Rd Small / Medium Industry - Udyog Vihar Auto Industry - Maruti - Honda Heavy Industry - Manesar SEZ - Raliance Delhi
  7. 7. About 106 cars add to Gurgaon’s vehicle population every day Source :https://in.news.yahoo.com/slowdown-luxury-cars-rule-gurgaon-roads-183000604.html
  8. 8. Public Transport share – 10% Walking and Cycling – 33% Average trip length – 7Kms
  9. 9. No Cycle track Roads with usable footpath-less than 23%
  10. 10. Annual road traffic deaths around 500 Pedestrian and cyclist deaths close to 70%
  11. 11. Approach ….
  12. 12. Outcome • Sensitising for sustainable transportation • Developing safe streets for all road users • Advocating healthier lifestyles • Addressing issue of Air pollution • Inclusive city development
  13. 13. District Administration
  14. 14. Raahgiri Day – Giving Street back to people
  15. 15. Press Conference to Launch Raahgiri
  16. 16. 17Nov 2013 7 AM-12 PM th
  17. 17. Road Safety Officers
  18. 18. Outreach….
  19. 19. Political Leaders, Councilors, RWAs, Industry Leaders
  20. 20. https://www.facebook.com/RaahgiriDay
  21. 21. Website, Social Networking Page ……
  22. 22. Billboards, Hoardings, Pamphlets
  23. 23. Nov 17
  24. 24. Dec 01
  25. 25. 30 Source :TOI,HT
  26. 26. Impacts…. Users Local Business Noise Air Pollution Road Safety
  27. 27. K about People participated till april 2014 Participation
  28. 28. User Survey (185 samples) Participants bought Bicycles post Raahgiri 28% ….
  29. 29. 87%Started Walking / Cycling for Short Trips NMT Usage
  30. 30. 27% ZumbaYoga Skate Games Music 22% 20%9%22% Activities – Raahgiri Day Eat out Shopping 9%25% Activities – Non Raahgiri Sunday At home - Relax 61%
  31. 31. Local Business – Perception before Raahgiri 80%Did not like Raahgiri before the start Can’t understand 46%35% Impact of Sales 19% Impact on mobility Major concern before Raahgiri
  32. 32. Impact on Local Business are aware like Raahigiri 87% 79% 50% Increase in Sales Activities, Fun, Safety Health & Fitness Environmental Awareness 27% 13% 10% Reasons for Liking
  33. 33. Impact on Local Business Activities, Fun, Safety 14% 29% 38 14% Sales Timings Footfall Vs Non Raahgiri Sundays
  34. 34. 90 db 74 db 88 db Non Raahgiri sundays Weekday Noise Levels
  35. 35. Air quality - exposure to PM 2.5 Week Days Avg. 194 µg/m3 Non Raahgiri Sunday Avg. 147 µg/m3 Avg. 99.8 µg/m3
  36. 36. Road Traffic Fatalities (Sushant lok area) Jan FebMar AprMayJun Jul AugSepOct Nov Dec Jan FebMar Apr Jan – Oct, 2013 5Fatalities Zero Fatalities Nov 2013 – Apr 2014 Post R a a h g i r i D a y
  37. 37. 71% Extension Were in favor of Raahgiri beyond March 2014 Currently Muncipal Corporation, Gurgaon is organsing Raahgiri
  38. 38. Health, Environment, Equity, Fun Safe What Next? Nov 17 onwards
  39. 39. New Corridors Extended route 6.5 km after Phenomenal response Initial route 4.5 km Old Gurgaon 4 km route in Palam Vihar
  40. 40. Raahgiri in Other Cities Ludhiana Navi Mumbai
  41. 41. Big Picture – Infrastructure Change
  42. 42. Big Picture – Pilot Corridor` HUDA City Centre Subhash Chowk
  43. 43. Raahgiri Day moments….
  44. 44. Thank You ….
  45. 45. https://www.facebook.com/RaahgiriDay http://raahgiriday.com/ Thank You .. abhatt@embarqindia.org

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