The Footpath Fix is a step-by-step guide on footpath construction detailing for urban designers, municipal engineers, and contractors. Cities across India now acknowledge that walking plays a fundamental role in everyday life. Thereupon, good quality footpaths must be provided to make walking safe and attractive.
Basic footpath design standards such as the optimal height, adequate width, continuous and obstacle-free surface are detailed in the first volume of the Footpath Series – Footpath Design.
Attention to construction details, especially that of different utilities is articulated in this second volume – Footpath Fix. Several footpath projects have failed due to improper construction and execution; thus, this guide aims to highlight the steps, in a chronological order, from pre-excavation to above-ground construction. It also features necessary precautions, drawing from experience on-ground, that must be taken into consideration at each stage of construction.