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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | India | Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021
Envisioning Walkability in High Density Nagpur City
Krushna Wanjari | Kuldeep Kaur Bhatia | Tushar Paithankar
Abstract: The image of the cities, in the 21st century is focussed on vehicle-oriented traffic and this has resulted in environmental, social, economic, visual, psychological, and health related problems. In the recent era rapid urban growth has been experienced by means of speed and economy. Unfortunately, this leads us to change our dependency from traditional sustainable transportation pattern to an automobile pattern. The life within cities is running in packed AC capsules. People are unfamiliar with the natural clean air and environment around. This leads to ecological imbalance, lacking in city beautification initiatives . Walking also promotes mental and physical health. Designing more social spaces and quality of pedestrian movement will play the key role in choosing walking over driving. To achieve walkable cities in India, it will be necessary to assess current walkability conditions, i.e., Redevelop building design standards and regulations, pedestrian - based design and networks, walking behavior research, increse public education and public participation in pedestrian movement planning, encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary understanding between transport engineers and designers. Not only does pedestrian transportation reduce congestion and have a low environmental impact, but it also has social and recreational value by designing intermediate spaces around the walkway. This paper is an attempt to highlight the importance of walkability in the commercial area of Itwari Nagpur, and establishing that walking is the most sustainable mode of transport and one which has the least impact on the environment and improving our social connections.
Keywords: Walkable city, city network, sustainable transport, open spaces, tourism, Nagpur Walkable
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021,
Pages: 266 - 271