Planning for Pedestrian Oriented city, a case of Amritsar
With the population increasing rapidly, there is increase in the traffic congestion on the Indian roads. Environmental pollution and congestion caused by the automobiles had worsened the scenario for pedestrians in the Amritsar city. The pedestrian infrastructure and amenities in the city is in the state of neglect. So, the major idea is to improve the environment and infrastructure in the city and creating an attractive and a safe pedestrian environment would be a key to develop more livable and walkable communities. Also, there is an immediate need to manage and sustain the transport system in the city and to correct the current scenario of traffic congestion, road accidents and neglected pedestrian infrastructure. So, in the current scenario, this paper aims to study the condition of the pedestrian environment and make strategies to improve the same and make a pedestrian-oriented city creating healthy future for the community by making the walkable spaces more attractive and convenient. The objective is at improving and integrating the pedestrian environment by thoroughly studying the components and concept of pedestrianization and their role in urban living and planning. The emphasis has been laid upon the aspects such as Studying the best practices, planning and design standards, innovative strategies and drawing useful guidelines for the city, Analyzing the problems of pedestrian environment in few select areas of city in the context of urban planning and development, Improving the pedestrian environment of the areas of the city.