Walkability in Asian cities: state and issues
This presentation by CAI-Asia Center highlights survey results of the current pedestrian infrastructure and policies in selected cities. These will be used to develop and propose pedestrian focused solutions for Asian cities.
CAI-Asia Center with support from the Asian Development Bank is undertaking walkability surveys in selected Asian cities: Cebu, Colombo, Davao, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kota, Lanzhou, Metro Manila, and Ulaanbaatar. The survey used a methodology based on the Global Walkability Index developed by the World Bank, which includes a field walkability survey, pedestrian preference survey and a government policy and institutional survey. The survey provides an overview of the current pedestrian infrastructure and policies in selected cities and will be used to develop and propose pedestrian focused solutions for Asian cities. The "walkability index" can help raise awareness and generate interest among policy makers and city officials and help them improve walking in their cities. In addition, it will highlight how ADB can provide support to DMCs in the improvement of pedestrian facilities and policies in urban areas.
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