@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10008847,
	  title     = {Improvement to Pedestrian Walkway Facilities to Enhance Pedestrian Safety-Initiatives in India},
	  author    = {Basavaraj Kabade and  K. T. Nagaraja and  Swathi Ramanathan and  A. Veeraragavan and  P. S. Reashma},
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	  abstract     = {Deteriorating quality of the pedestrian environment
and the increasing risk of pedestrian crashes are major concerns for
most of the cities in India. The recent shift in the priority to
motorized transport and the abating condition of existing pedestrian
facilities can be considered as prime reasons for the increasing
pedestrian related crashes in India. Bengaluru City – the IT capital
hub of the nation is not much different from this. The increase in
number of pedestrian crashes in Bengaluru reflects the same. To
resolve this issue and to ensure safe, sustainable and pedestrian
friendly sidewalks, Govt. of Karnataka, India has implemented
newfangled pedestrian sidewalks popularized programme named
Tender S.U.R.E. (Specifications for Urban Road Execution) projects.
Tender SURE adopts unique urban street design guidelines where the
pedestrians are given prime preference. The present study presents an
assessment of the quality and performance of the pedestrian side walk
and the walkability index of the newly built pedestrian friendly
sidewalks. Various physical and environmental factors affecting
pedestrian safety are identified and studied in detail. The pedestrian
mobility is quantified through Pedestrian Level of Service (PLoS)
and the pedestrian walking comfort is measured by calculating the
Walkability Index (WI). It is observed that the new initiatives taken
in reference to improving pedestrian safety have succeeded in
Bengaluru by attaining a level of Service of ‘A’ and with a good WI
	    journal   = {International Journal of Transport and Vehicle Engineering},
	  volume    = {12},
	  number    = {3},
	  year      = {2018},
	  pages     = {289 - 295},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10008847},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/135},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 135, 2018},