Task 4 Development of Urban Mobility Plan

Task 4-7 Mobility Improvement Measures and NUTP Objectives

The land use and transport measures proposed in the CMP will improve mobility in the metropolitan area and cover the critical issues addressed in the NUTP. A table can be prepared summarizing the relationship between the NUTP objectives and the measures proposed in the study, together with a classification of the measures according to their implementation time frame (short, medium and long term). Table 16 shows an example of such a summary in relation to NUTP objectives.

Table 16 Summary of Mobility Improvement Measures in Relation to NUTP: Example

NUTP Objectives Proposed Mobility Improvement Measure
Priority for Pedestrians
  • Pedestrian paths are recommended in all residential and commercial areas and on major corridors.
  • Pedestrian crossings are proposed in all commercial areas and school zones.
  • Pedestrian underpasses are recommended at critical locations.
Priority for Non-motorized Vehicles
  • Recommended bicycle tracks on major corridors and in school zones.
  • Requirement for bicycle parking is recommended for offices, railway stations, schools and all markets and shopping centres.
  • Rickshaw stands are proposed at critical locations.
Priority for Public Transport
  • Development of an MRT system is proposed.
  • Recommended improvements to existing bus services and necessary regulatory/institutional changes.
  • On-street parking facilities are proposed for critical locations.
  • Recommended regulatory changes in building permits to secure parking demand.
  • Construction of off-street parking is proposed for several locations, and a funding mechanism is developed including the possibility of private sector participation.
  • Changes in parking tariff policy are proposed to optimize the use of existing off-street parking facilities.
Integration of Land Use and Transport Planning
  • A preferred urban growth scenario is recommended in the CMP document and its compatibility with the Master Plan is analyzed.
  • Land use control principles to minimize the mobility requirement are presented.
  • Proposed MRT corridors with feeder modes of transport cover major residential, commercial and industrial areas in metropolitan areas.
  • High-density residential and commercial development around proposed MRT stations is recommended.
Equitable Allocation of Road Space
  • MRT corridors and bus priority lanes are proposed.
  • Pedestrian and NMV lanes are recommended.
Integrated Public Transport Systems
  • Recommended that inter-city bus terminals be moved to peripheral areas of the city and integrated with inner-city bus services.
  • Intermodal (taxi/rickshaw stands, vehicle, NMV parking, and bus-loading/unloading) facilities are proposed at MRT stations.
Introduction of Paratransit Services
  • Recommended the introduction of paratransit services to supplement the existing/new public transport services.
Freight Traffic Improvement
  • Truck terminals proposed.
  • Entry restrictions for heavy vehicles during peak hours recommended.

Source: based on Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Coimbatore, 2007.

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