Given the heterogeneous structure of Indian society and urban areas, street vendors are not only necessary but also inevitable on urban streetscape, as they provide services to all commuters with cheap and easily available goods. They have always been a characteristic feature of footpaths in Indian cities and towns. Therefore, instead of usual Indian approach of eliminating them from the pedestrian facilities, it is prudent to integrate them into the pedestrian policy and facility design guidelines. So far, there has been no attempt in India in this direction and any such pedestrian policy and design documents are silent in this aspect. The draft national policy on street vendors prepared recently in India argues that needs of this section are vital for urban planning purposes. Considering this background, this paper proposes a pedestrian micro-simulation based approach for preparing footpath design guidelines integrating street vendors in these facilities. The micro-simulation model was calibrated and validated using data collected on selected locations in Bangalore city. The model was then used for two purposes; (a) to demonstrate strategies to improve level-of-service at the study locations in Bangalore with re-organized vendor spaces, (b) to develop general footpath design guidelines (integrating street vendors) for different footpath widths and pedestrian flows. The paper demonstrates the effectiveness of pedestrian micro-simulation approach to develop such guidelines for footpath design integrating street vendors.
Journal of Intelligent Transportation and Urban Planning – Bowen Publishing Company Ltd.
Published: Jul 25, 2014
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