Urban Research and Trials through Tactical Urbanism
Khadi Machine Chowk, Pune, NH-65
Urban Design, Traffic Reaseach, Analysis, Traffic Planning
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Tactical urbanism strategies to enhance the safety for all road users at Khadi Machine Chowk near Pune on the NH-64 highway. The junction is in a semi-urban setting and is surrounded by commercial developments such as manufacturing units, retail stores etc 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.