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outreach presentation on pedestrian access


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College outreach presentation of the Walking Classes Unite

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outreach presentation on pedestrian access

  1. 2. Who is a pedestrian? A person who walks!! Who is not a pedestrian?? A person who does not walk!! Every one of us is a pedestrian
  2. 3. What is on the road… Share of vehicles by type Buses <1% 2 Wheelers 75% Cars 19% Others 5%
  3. 4. Who are on the road Walk 30% Bus 29% 2 Wheelers 18% Cars 2% Cycles 13% Others 8% Share of various modes of travel
  4. 5. While pedestrians who are 30% occupy less than 3% of road space, Car users who account for a mere 2% occupy 19% of the road
  5. 6. Growing numbers….. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 1971 1981 1991 2001 2005 Population Daily trips Vehicles ('10000)
  6. 7. Skewed growth Growth in the last two decades Data sourced from Chennai Draft master plan for 1984-2004 450 vehicles are added to the roads every day in Chennai Negligible Road space 14 times Two wheelers 1.5 times (approx) Bus 10 times Cars 1.5 times Population
  7. 8. Growth…. at whose cost?? 3000 MTC buses Carrying 38 lakh people Every day 1250 people per bus per day
  8. 9. Growth…. at whose cost Concrete medians restrict access Roads do not have foot path Foot over bridges replace pedestrian crossings
  9. 10. Growth…. at whose cost Cyclist who accounted for 22% in 1970s are down to 13% and decreasing The lack of bicycle lanes and increasing vehicles has made the city dangerous for cyclist
  10. 11. Growth…. at whose cost Their livelihoods are being destroyed The street vendors provide a cheap and easy service to people
  11. 12. Traffic Jams are inevitable
  12. 13. The Governments answer…… One way roads
  13. 14. The Government’s answer FLYOVERS
  14. 15. The Government’s answer Road widening
  15. 16. What is at stake??? <ul><li>Urban space for the common people </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and accessibility of Public transport user, Non motorized transport and pedestrians </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability of Urban transport system </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul>
  16. 17. Wedging through the barricade Percentage of accident victims
  17. 18. Weaving through the traffic Percentage of accident victims
  18. 19. Dangling for dear life Percentage of accident victims
  19. 20. Some major pollutants from motorized vehicles & related health hazards Sick of the pollution? Causes increased sensitivity to infections, lung diseases, and asthma Motor vehicle emissions Ozone Affects respiratory system, Irritates respiratory tract Fuel combustion in motor vehicles Nitrogen Oxides Small particles are poisonous with carcinogenic element Smoke from vehicles Suspended particulate matter Fatal in large doses. Aggravates heart disorders. Effects nervous system. Incomplete fuel combustion (e.g. two-stroke engine) Carbon Monoxide Effect on human health Source Pollutant
  20. 21. The major contributor of air pollution is the vehicular sector (72%) Sustainability is going up like smoke!
  21. 22. Choking to death <ul><li>Table: Estimates of annual episodes of illness and pre-mature deaths due to ambient suspended particulate matter (SPM) in the air </li></ul>2546 7023 4477 4005538 2579210 Mumbai 2368 9859 7491 5197018 3990012 Delhi 428 1291 863 680241 462966 Chennai 4921 10647 5726 5446225 3022786 Calcutta Increase 1995 1991 1995 1991 Annual pre-mature deaths Annual episodes of illness Metro cities
  22. 23. We are not going anywhere The average speed during peak hours is less than 10kmph Another 2 lakh vehicles would be added to the road this year Approximately 8000 people will lose their lives on the road this year
  23. 24. Do we have to live with this?
  24. 25. Not at all!!! Promote Public transport Promote pedestrians and respect their right of way Protect and preserve pedestrian and cyclist space on the road
  25. 26. From our audit walks……
  26. 27. Walking Classes Unite Broken, ill maintained foot paths
  27. 28. Misuse and Abuse of pavements by government agencies and private shop owners
  28. 29. Non Functioning Traffic lights
  29. 30. The motorized vehicle users do not respect the space of the pedestrian.
  30. 31. Let us Reclaim our CITY for the common people
  31. 32. Walking Classes Unite <ul><li>Building a platform for the walking classes </li></ul><ul><li>Reclaiming public spaces on the roads </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Public and Non-Motorized Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Voicing the need for travel in Chennai to be inclusive, equitable, safe, clean and efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological responsibility </li></ul>
  32. 33. Activities we are involved in… Audit walks Outreach Media coverage Meeting officials Walkathon An aim: put pedestrian issues on the agenda
  33. 34. What can you do? <ul><li>Organize an audit walk around your college </li></ul><ul><li>Share your experiences on the road with us </li></ul><ul><li>Join our September Walk-a-thon </li></ul><ul><li>possibilities are endless… </li></ul>
  34. 35. Contact us Visit us online at Mail
  35. 36. Our numbers Venkat (9884706531) Jade (9940369194) Anusha (9884163604)