Transport planners, architects, social NGOs, development agencies, students and teachers came together at the beautiful Sanskriti Kendra in Indian capital New Delhi, for a mapping exercise aimed at understanding how transport points served walkers and cyclists so that solutions could be found out to make walking and cycling in cities safer and comfortable. Hosted by Clean Air Asia with… Read More ›
How comfortable and safe a footpath or sidewalk is, determines it’s “Walkability”. Have you ever come across a street, which has broken sidewalks or footpaths, has no street lights, is too high to step on, has an open manhole – in simple words, it is unsafe?
CAI-Asia’s Walkability initiative now brings you a FREE to download and use App, which not only allows you to measure the Walkability of a street, but also lets you share the feedback with your friends and family. This is first of its kind in the world and the idea is to promote and communicate that safe walking is everyone’s right – irrespective of age, gender, education and background. Walk On!
Pedestrian interviews are also conducted to capture the views and preferences of pedestrians. A short questionnaire on social characteristics and walkability preferences is designed based on discussions with experts and policymakers. The surveyors completed the questionnaire during the interviews and used local language to improve respondents’ comprehension of the questions. Pedestrians are interviewed in different… Read More ›