Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Enhancing Walkability in Delhi for Pedestrians, 03/07/2019.

The government has notified a draft parking policy aimed at discouraging on-street and footpath parking here. However, this has now been tweaked to allow free parking in residential areas.

North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s pilot project to decongest Ajmal Khan Road in Karol Bagh got a fillip on Wednesday, with the Delhi high court backing it.

The street has been marked with yellow and white stripes demarcating space for hawkers

Between March and May, Karol Bagh’s Ajmal Khan Road became ground zero for a project that hopes to put pedestrians first.

Transportation network companies (TNCs), defined as digital applications that match potential riders with drivers in real time, will never substitute for a robust, high-capacity transit network and compact, pedestrian-friendly development in terms of enabling large numbers of people to move efficiently around cities.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) approved a draft policy to enhance “walkability” in the national capital. The draft policy will now be placed in the public domain to invite suggestions and comments from stakeholders.

The mobility needs of people who walk and cycle – often the majority of citizens in a city – continue to be overlooked. Even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction.

The NHS could save £319m over the next 21 years if cycling in major UK cities becomes as popular as in London, according to a report by an environmental charity.

BENGALURU: Pedestrians accounted for nearly 40% of all road accident fatalities in Bengaluru in 2018, according to traffic police data.

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