Use of the Guidelines

Background

These guidelines focus on the detailed tasks required for the planning of Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) projects within the context of an overall transport strategy. NMT covers not only non-motorised vehicles (NMVs) such as bicycles, tricycles, cycle-rickshaws, but also pedestrians. As the needs of both types of road user can be very different, they are treated separately within these guidelines. European or Australian mixed facilities not be appropriate for many Indian cities, where the large number and mix of NMVs may overwhelm dedicated pedestrian facilities.

Consequently, these guidelines present two types or categories of project. One is for NMV-Focused Projects, the other for Pedestrian-Focused Projects. Although they may be combined, this should be done with care as many of the objectives and resulting measures for each category differ

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