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

There is a tension between research and practice in the field of cycling as well as in general in environmental policy. Numerous scientific publications and knowledge do not reach the practitioners who might benefit from them.

NEW DELHI:Nearly 30% of the Delhi-Mumbai and almost half of the Mumbai-Chennai stretches of the Golden Quadrilateral are unsafe for car, bus and truck occupants, says a first-ofits-kind safety stud

About 38 per cent of all African road traffic deaths occur among pedestrians, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has said.

This draft road policy of Delhi envisions reduction in road accidents as well as fatalities by 30% between 2018 and 2020 and by 80% between 2018 and 2025 with a minimum 10% reduction yearly. It focuses on four Es — education, enforcement, engineering and emergency care.

An estimated 1.25 million people are killed and a staggering 50 million are injured in traffic collisions each year. Yet, road safety remains a remarkably low political priority in cities around the world. In many cases, road safety is seen to be in direct conflict with other priorities, such as reducing congestion or shortening journey times.

Walkability is a crucial first step in creating sustainable transportation in an urban environment. Effectively understanding and measuring the complex ecology of walkability has proven challenging for many organizations and governments, given the various levels of policy-making and implementation involved.

Free speed, the key parameter in the modelling of pedestrian flow, is the speed that a pedestrian desires to walk at. In this study free speed of pedestrians considering characteristics such as age, gender, and with or without luggage in ascending and descending stairways located on platforms in suburban and intercity railway stations was examined. Due to difficulty in observing free speed directly, an approach for developing distributions of speeds at varying levels of pedestrian density is proposed to estimate free speed precisely.

Hyderabad: Could Hussainsagar Lake, the pride of Hyderabad, do with an overhaul? Or to put it nicely, a makeover? The architects in the city along with many residents, certainly feel so.

The survey was conducted Thursday morning by nearly 20 road safety experts.

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