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Pedestrian Planning in Kollam City

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 6)

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Page : 1530-1536

Keywords : Kollam; Pedestrian Plan; Walkability; Policies;

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With the increase in economic growth and rapid urbanization have resulted in many transportation crises. The unprecedented growth and use of private vehicles have led to severe congestion, high accident rates, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Urban settlements like core CBD and heritage towns which were planned for pedestrians, are worsely affected. Environment in such areas are degraded affecting the health of the people causing many diseases. Hence, pedestrian safety is an integral part of overall transportation system. Vehicular traffic is directly effecting on the pedestrian?s movements, safety and comforts. Increased pace of vehicular movement in all parts of the city have led to increased accidents and reduced safety to the pedestrians. Hence the safety of pedestrians is of great concern in a busy city such as Kollam. This study discusses the issues currently affecting the pedestrian environment in Kollam by using various types of traffic surveys. This paper focuses on the pedestrians and methods to develop walking culpture, pedestrian routes and pedestrian friendly places in Kollam city and provides guidelines and proposals for Pedestrian Planning in Kollam city.

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