In-person training. Involves presentation, discussion, and interaction using game board and maps.
Primarily applicable to Indian context but can be modified to suit similar geographies.
This interactive workshop familiarizes participants with the principles of safe access to and around mass transit stations, as described in the Safe Access Manual (SAM). In the second part of the workshop, participants apply these principles to a real world scenario. The SAM workshop has been conducted with varied audiences in 9 Indian cities; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is currently being scaled up to other cities around the world.
Growing motorization rates in Indian cities have increased conflicts on roads as pedestrians, bicyclists, and automobile users jostle for space. India has the highest number of road deaths in the world with a reported 140000 fatalities. Air quality has deteriorated across many Indian cities as result of increasing motorization, while pedestrians and non-motorized transport (NMT) users are progressively losing space on streets to private automobiles. Creating space for pedestrians and other NMT users to safely access public spaces and transit stations is critical to preserve and improve the urban experience in Indian cities. By developing safe access plans to mass transit stations, agencies can help ensure equitable and safe access to mobility options and to the city overall.