Pedestrians are at a grave risk in our cities.



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Why focus on pedestrian safety?

50+

reported pedestrian deaths every day in India

30%

rise in pedestrian deaths between 2016 and 2017

1/3

of all road deaths in urban areas comprise pedestrians

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How wide should our footpaths be?

At least 1.8 m wide. For narrow roads, 1.5m width is acceptable, but adequate passing places should be provided

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What are refuge islands?

These are spaces allocated in the median for pedestrians to wait before crossing the road.

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Are foot over bridges necessary?

Not really. At-grade crossings are the most preferred option. Foot over bridges could be provided only where at-grade crossings are not feasible

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What are midblock crossings?

A midblock crossing is a marked pedestrian crossing in between two intersections and should be provided at least every 250m.

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