Planning for sustainable pedestrian infrastructure with upcoming MRTS: an appraisal of walkability conditions in Lucknow

Cities are for people but trends of development in transportation infrastructure within the city have prioritized vehicles over pedestrian. Even due to road tax policies vehicles edge out pedestrian from road space. Here the paper support for developing pedestrian infrastructure and providing safe, secure and convenient pedestrian infrastructure for true owners of city: ‘the people’. The parameters are identified to evaluate the walkability index of Lucknow city. An attempt is also made towards providing design parameters to improve walkability conditions general as well as in consideration to upcoming MRTS infill. The paper also considers policy level support to achieve the desired walkability conditions.