IT TAKES A HUGE EFFORT TO BUILD A SIDEWALK : THE TALE OF ONE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROJECT IN A RAPIDLY GROWING HISTORIC CITY IN INDIA

This article describes a grass-roots effort to build a sidewalk in the fast-growing historic city of Udaipur, India, which is also home to many tourist sites. A regional non-governmental organization teamed with public and private organizations and individuals, including local schools, artists and businesspeople, to win government funding for the project and to create a city-wide awareness program stressing the importance of pedestrian safety. Organizing events included a walk- a-thon around a city landmark and street theater performances. Professional designers donated their time and office space for the effort, which resulted in the city designating a 1-km stretch for sidewalk. Actual design guidelines failed to mesh with other city requirements, resulting in lack of coordination between the sidewalk construction and other buildings along the route. While the awareness campaign is credited with raising consciousness about the issue of pedestrian safety, more work needs to be done to achieve the desired final product.

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    • Alternate title: TSC Newsletter; Winter 2004-2005
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    University of California, Berkeley

    Traffic Safety Center, 2614 Dwight Way
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-7374
  • Authors:
    • Geyer, J
    • Bhatia, A
  • Publication Date: 2004

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00986952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2005 12:00AM