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Safe Access through Raahgiri Day
Dhruv Swamini
connectkaro.org
Raahgiri: A brief introduction
connectkaro.org #CK2015
The Objective
• Promote Cycling, Walking and use of Public
Transpor...
Raahgiri: A brief introduction
connectkaro.org #CK2015
The concept
Raahgiri: A brief introduction
connectkaro.org #CK2015
Is being organized in 8 locations now, with the support of
local po...
Impact of Raahgiri on safe access
Increased awareness & changes in habit
connectkaro.org #CK2015
1. Increased sensitivity ...
Plan ahead
connectkaro.org #CK2015
1. In process of registering The Raahgiri Foundation (trust) that
will advise/manage & ...
Thank you
connectkaro.org #CK2015
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CONNECTKaro 2015 - Session 7B - Safe Access Through Raahgiri Day

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CONNECTKaro 2015 - Session 7B - Safe Access Through Raahgiri Day

  1. 1. Safe Access through Raahgiri Day Dhruv Swamini connectkaro.org
  2. 2. Raahgiri: A brief introduction connectkaro.org #CK2015 The Objective • Promote Cycling, Walking and use of Public Transport as envisaged in the National Urban Transport Policy • Create awareness around road safety
  3. 3. Raahgiri: A brief introduction connectkaro.org #CK2015 The concept
  4. 4. Raahgiri: A brief introduction connectkaro.org #CK2015 Is being organized in 8 locations now, with the support of local police, municipal corporations and local organizations: • Gurgaon • Delhi – Connaught Place, Dwarka, Rohini • Bhopal • Indore • Hyderabad • Chandigarh More locations to be introduced soon…
  5. 5. Impact of Raahgiri on safe access Increased awareness & changes in habit connectkaro.org #CK2015 1. Increased sensitivity towards others on the road [fatalities reduced from 5 in Jan-Oct 2013 to 0 in Nov 2013-Oct 2014] 2. Popularly of Raahgiri has introduced many to NMT options for commute: • 60% of participants cycled/walked/took metro to venue • 28% bought cycles post Raahgiri • 87% have started walking/cycling for short trips 3. People are getting to experience streets for walking/ running/ cycling/ exercising • 60% of these people would otherwise spend Sunday morning watching TV or sleeping • The experience & fitness should help them switch to NMT/public transport
  6. 6. Plan ahead connectkaro.org #CK2015 1. In process of registering The Raahgiri Foundation (trust) that will advise/manage & coordinate events, seminars & conferences to promote road safety & sustainable transport 2. Introduce Raahgiri to new locations • East Delhi • Dehradun • Jaipur • .. 3. Continued innovation on Raahgiri activities to • Maintain/grow the event popularity • Increased focus on road safety and NMT/public transport
  7. 7. Thank you connectkaro.org #CK2015

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