Tactical Urbanism at Karla Phata

One Month trials


Karla Phata, NH 48

Project Size

5,000 sqm


SaveLIFE Foundation


StudioPOD Design Pvt.Ltd


Tactical Urbanism, Pre and Post traffic data analysis.

Tactical urbanism strategies to enhance the safety for all road users at Karla Phata near Lonavala on the NH-48 highway. The junction is the access point to the Ekvira Devi temple, historic Karla caves & Visapur fort and residential developments.

A 3 day detail traffic survey was conducted to understand the traffic volume, pattern, conflict points and user experience at the intersections. Based on this a conceptual and detail design was prepared to address the critical issues observed during the survey.

1 month trial was then conducted to test the proposed design along with a similar 3day traffic survey to compare the before and after impact of the design. As a result of the proposed design, the speeds at the intersection was brought down by 24%.