333 of 500 signatures

To V Manjula, Commissioner DULT, BH Anil Kumar, Commissioner BBMP and Secretary to Government Department of Municipal and Urban Development

List of organizations in support of the proposed market streets as per the MoHUA Advisory, dated 10.06.2020

1. Citizens for Bengaluru

2. Citizens for Citizens, Vasanth Nagar

3. Citizens for Sustainability, Sanjay Nagar

4. Citizen Welfare Association of Richmond Town and LangFord Town

5. Kumara Park West Welfare Resident Association

6. Osborne Road Area Resident Welfare Association

7. R R Nagar I Care

8. Bangalore Bicycling School

9. Citizen’s Initiative for Jayamahal Area

10. Child Rights Trust

11. Malleshwaram Swahbimana Initiative (email and letterhead)

12. Malleshwaram Social

13. Head Streams

14. Asthitva Charitable Trust, Rajaji Nagar

15. Bangalore Apartments’ Federation

16. Anvaya Foundation Trust

17. Zest Pedal Cycling Club

18. Institute of Urban Designers, India, Karnataka Chapter

19. Shankarapuram RWA

20. Citizens Agenda for Bengaluru

21. Resident Welfare Association, Sanjay Nagar

22. Bangalore Environment Trust

23. Whitefield Rising

24. CIVIC

25. I Change IndraNagar

26. PrajaRAAG

27. KARAMoC

28. Jhatkaa.org

29. ITDP

30. REWABE

31. Annam Enclave, RWA, Thanisandra

32. The Footpath Initiative

33. Namma Whitefield

34. Rennaissance Park, RWA

35. Dr. Ashish Verma, Mobility Expert, IISc

36. Sudeept Maiti, WRI

37. Architect. Vijay Narnapati, Mayapraxis, GIZ-DULT Consultant for Gandhi Bazaar

38. Dasarathi G V, Researcher, Commercial Street

39. Swati, Hello Kids, Cycle Day Partner, Vijayanagar

40. RaviChander, Co-Founder, City Connect

41. Janagrah

42. NR Springwoods Owners Welfare Association 

43. Guruthman park RWA

44. HRECI

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To 

V Manjula, Commissioner DULT

BH Anil Kumar, Commissioner BBMP

Secretary to Government, Department of Municipal and Urban Development 

Ask: Three proposed streets to be developed as cycling and pedestrian-friendly

 

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) recently issued an advisory to Municipal Corporations to identify three market streets that can be made pedestrian and cycle-friendly to comply with lockdown protocols and physical distancing. After considering suggestions from Bengaluru experts like ESAF -- a pan India NGO working in 9 cities to promote Livable City Program -- and based on the criteria from MoHUA, it’s proposed that the following streets should be made pedestrian and cycling friendly.

1. Commercial Street

2. Gandhi Bazaar

3. 8th Cross, Malleswaram

We believe MoHUA's initiative is a great opportunity to make the streets of Bengaluru vehicle free and cycle/pedestrian-friendly. It'll be a good starting point to scale this to all the neighbourhoods in the city. This exercise also gives stakeholders a chance to explore what or how pedestrian and cycling-friendly streets look like. It will also assist in the livelihoods of street vendors, and bring them on board the project. We hope that these pilot projects pave the way for many more similar projects across the city.

Send a message to BBMP, DULT and Karnataka Urban Housing Department to consider these proposed streets to be developed as cycling and pedestrian-friendly.

 Sources

Press Release from MoHUA

Pedestrianisation of Commerical Street

Integration of Street Vendors in Footpath Design Guidelines for an Indian City

How can governments make Bengaluru more liveable? By putting pedestrians first

 

 

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Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) recently issued an advisory to Municipal Corporations to identify three market streets that can be made pedestrian and cycle-friendly. Let us ensure that Markets of Bengaluru are pedestrian-friendly.

 

 

 

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