NMT: An Issue For Sustainable Developmen

Digant Pastagia, SSASIT, Surat, Gujarat, India; Jagirdar Tariq ,SSASIT, Surat, Gujarat, India

Sustainable Development, Non-Motorized Transportation

Pedestrians, bicyclists and non-motorized rickshaw are the most critical elements in mixed traffic. Several researchers are agreed that the congestion at the major urban roads is due to overlook attitude for NMT. So it’s important to create a safe pedestrians, bicycle and public transport friendly urban roads without increasing the right of way of existing arterial roads in most of the cities. Sahara Darwaja is main entrance of Surat city of Gujarat state and connecting major employment center with the residential center. During peak hour about 6000 Pedestrians are crossing this area. These high density Pedestrian flows create chaotic movements and results into congestion, delay, pollution and unsafe movements. This paper focusing the issues related to NMT and improvement of traffic condition to have sustainable transportation planning. At the concluding remarks authors are focusing the less expensive and less disruptive planning proposals for the surrounding land uses.
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Paper ID: GRDCF001008
Published in: Conference : Recent Advances in Civil Engineering for Global Sustainability (RACEGS-2016)
Page(s): 34 - 40