On 6th December, UDC was invited by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy to facilitate one of the five working groups at ‘Unmotored‘, a workshop to promote non-motorized transport. Tahaer Zoyab and Vidhya Mohankumar facilitated the working group that dealt with non-motorized transport planning for the Chennai Metropolitan area.
With a super enthusiastic group that was comprised of folks from the Tamil Nadu Cycling Club, the Disability Rights Alliance and architects we were able to come up with a draft NMT master plan at the end of 4 hours! What a fun exercise!
Other highlights included- the Mayor, Commissioner and Chennai Corporation engineers all crying out loud in support for walking and cycling and a traffic police official who stole the show with his remarks on the cause of road safety and why we should embrace walking and cycling! A day well spent!
Here are a few photographs from the event-