universal urban sustainable mobility

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universal urban sustainable mobility: inclusive of modified pavement design

new delhi, IndiaSweden
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Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

This proposed project deals with the issues of universal accessibility which in turn provides the barrier free environment for all. Sustainable mobility is considered considering the future demands intact. In pavement design introduction of techniques like reflective pavement for effective design.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

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About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The problem of accessibility is important for the equitable development and its consideration with the issue of sustainability is in the core premise of the project. Also it concerns with the issues of pavement design and distresses in pavement which are a major cause of ever increasing road accidents.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

universal accessibility: barrier free environment is important for comprehensive development. inclusion of tactile pavers, proper signage, spacious common places, braille scripted plates, emergency signals, low floor buses with gradient for wheel chairs. sustainable mobility: promotion of public transport, dedicated non-motorized vehicle path, pedestrian path, alternative fuel (biogas) usage, catalytic convectors in vehicles for lower carbon footprint, use of GPS in buses, higher taxes on personal vehicles, use of turnabouts and rumble strips to reduce speed. pavement design: use of plastic and rubber modified pavement to reduce waste generation, base soil with stabilizers to reduce the pavement thickness and increase design life.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The impact of the quite visible implicitly in its design principle as it promotes the equitable development of the society and also helpful to reduce the accidents. If we see the countries which are prevalent in using these principles like Sweden there is significant decrease in the accidents and also the carbon content due to promotion of the public transport in the last two decades. We are further adding universal design principles to increase the efficiency of the system and also helpful to increase its impact even more. Specifically the introduction of braille scripted plates and the tactile paver path provides barrier free accessibility for the persons with disability particularly of blindness and in similar project is feasible.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Qualitatively the project introduces the society to a pathway for the equitable development and also in the design principles the consideration of proper gradient, proper alignment, sufficient friction on the surface etc. makes the solution in reach of each and everyone in the society. As per the socio-economic cost benefit analysis of the project, the social benefit involved in the project is too high which includes the accessibility of the disabled persons and elder persons, lower carbon footprint, lesser number of accidents (road safety)etc. Tonnes of waste are generated through plastic usage and thousands of rubber tyres from vehicles. These can be incorporated in building roads which will be durable along with high elasticity. Making pavements reflective/light absorbing will absorb the excess light given by vehicles and reduce the no. of accidents significantly during night.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

At primary stage incorporating the idea of light absorbing pavements at the intersections/blind turn will reduce the accidents significantly. Also there is introduction of catalytic convertors and promotion of public transport which results in mdal shift and helpful to reduce the carbon footprint of the city in which the project is installed. Also in terms of sustainability it provides environmental friendly solution to eradicate the problems associated with the existing transportation facilities in the city.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

A lot of waste generated in bangalore or any city need not be disposed in landfills on incarcerated. They can be used in pavement design and also increase the life of the pavements. Carbon footprints can be reduced significantly by using catalytic converters in vehicles. the number of accidents also can be reduced significantly by the proposed plan.


vikash Kumar - junior undergraduate - civil engineering - IIT Delhi Deepak Behal - junior undergraduate - civil engineering - IIT Delhi