Street Design Guidelines

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The poor quality of our streets causes over 160 deaths every year. There is a dire need for street design guidelines that ensure high quality streets through standardization of essential street elements

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Street Design Guidelines

  1. 1. Street Design Guidelines Creating safe, accessible, high quality streets for Pune
  2. 2. National Urban Transport Policy Equitable allocation of road space - focus on people rather than vehicles Non-Motorized Transport is environmentally friendly and must be given their due share Have to address safety concerns of pedestrians and cyclists Features such as safe bicycle parking, shade, landscaping, drinking & resting stations needed
  3. 3. NUTP – Challenges Lack of safe crossing at busy intersections Badly designed pedestrian paths and cycle tracks Encroachments
  4. 4. NUTP – Prescriptions Designs based on open debate with experts and users Strict enforcement with public participation Explore Public Bicycle Systems Area Plans in congested areas with exclusive zones for NMT
  5. 5. Comprehensive Mobility Plan (draft) Non-Motorized 50% Public Transport 40% Other Motorized 10% Target Trips by Mode
  6. 6. “World Class” city vs. Pune • High quality bus stops – Pedestrians have plenty of space • Poor quality bus stops – block pedestrian path
  7. 7. • Hoarding block pedestrians• Hoardings do not block pedestrians
  8. 8. • Signages – out of pedestrian pathway • Signages – pedestrians forced to duck
  9. 9. • Electric boxes – block entire footpath • Electric boxes (and other utilities) in green space
  10. 10. • Garbage bins on the side • Dumper on the footpath
  11. 11. • Trees – providing shade • Trees – block footpath – footpath too narrow!
  12. 12. • Greenery - trimmed • Greenery – out of control
  13. 13. • Pedestrian crossings – difficult, no pedestrian signals, no refuge • Pedestrian crossing – easy, simple, no conflict with traffic
  14. 14. • Pedestrians have plenty of space • Pedestrian squeezed
  15. 15. • Pedestrians on the road – accidents likely • No pedestrians on the motor carriageway
  16. 16. • Pleasant walking environment – patterned walkways • Footpaths in disrepair
  17. 17. Our standards are different from “their” standards
  18. 18. Street Design Guidelines – Worldwide
  19. 19. Street Design Guidelines set broader policy and give clear instructions for how to plan and implement various street elements in various situations.
  20. 20. Street Design Guidelines – India
  21. 21. Initiate Process for Preparing Street Design Guidelines (allocated budget) Widespread consultations – users, consultants, contractors, Police, PWD NMT Cell to use Street Design Guidelines to monitor all future works

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