TRANSED 2012: Pedestrian mobility & safety for livable communities

India Gate, Delhi

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Here is an invitation to action from Subhash Chandra Vashishth:

Most pedestrian pathways in Delhi are ill-designed from the perspective of their usability by Elderly, Children & the disabled. Curb cuts at intersection are missing and so is the proper alignment of street infrastructure. 

Similar is the situation in other countries in Indian sub-continent and other less developed countries in the world. What do you think is the solution? What are your experiences of using street infrastructure and pedestrian pathways. 

Wherever, policy exist, it is in favour of an accessible pathway, however, there are no monitoring mechanisms to ensure that what is constructed actually benefits the endusers. The standards on built infrastructure are to be enforced by municipal agencies/ panchayats/ Public Works Dept. However they themselves do not enforce this on the private contractors who construct the infrastructure. 

If you think this concerns you, TRANSED-2012 (13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and disabled persons, 17-21 Sep 2012, India) provides you an international platform to address such issues.We invite your views under "Theme G- Pedestrian mobility & safety for livable communities" to address these concerns. For details visitwww.transed2012.in 

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