Well-designed streets are a critical element of a safe and efficient mobility system. At present, poor design and management of streets in cities are contributing to increased congestion, pollution, road safety risks, and maintenance requirements. Going forward, City corporations may seek to establish a network of streets that offer convenience and safety to all users. They will implement streets with high quality walking and cycling facilities, improved access to public transport, organised parking, and streamlined junctions.
A key aim of the Street Design project is to ensure equitable allocation of road space to walking and cycling—collectively known as “non-motorised transport” (NMT). NMT modes provide basic mobility and affordable transport, and bring significant health and recreation benefits. Improving conditions for NMT reduces the demand for travel by motorised vehicles and associated issues such as pollution and safety. NMT also provides crucial first- and-last mile connectivity to public transport.
This document outlines the scope of work for empaneled Consultants along with details about the empanelment process.