`Streets4people challenge': Vijayawada among 11 cities selected by MoHUA

Using old car tyres, colorful paints, and bollards, Vijayawada reclaimed their streets for people at 3 locations around the city.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 Jan 2022 6:48 AM GMT
`Streets4people challenge: Vijayawada among 11 cities selected by MoHUA

Vijayawada is among 11 cities selected for the `Streets4people' challenge by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) for involving the community to transform the streets.

MoHUA announced eleven cities shortlisted for the `Streets4people' challenge'. These cities will now enter the scale-up stage. Projects undertaken in the pilot stage will now be scaled up in a sustainable manner.

Vijayawada ensured a successful pilot transformation from the very beginning. Using old car tyres, colorful paints, and bollards, Vijayawada reclaimed their streets for people at 3 locations around the city.

The other cities included Aurangabad for building early consensus with all public agencies and other stakeholders, Bengaluru for creating public spaces in a residential area with the involvement of RWA, Gurugram for Pedestrianizing markets and school zones by involving the citizens, Kochi for integrating multiple ongoing initiatives to transform a neighborhood.

Kohima was selected for transforming parking into vibrant community spaces, Nagpur for re-imagining busy market streets into pedestrian havens Pimpri Chinchwad for creating a city-wide strategy for healthy streets, Pune for activating dead spaces and making them experience zones, Udaipur for transforming the transit experience and Ujjainfor making giant leaps towards permanent pedestrianization.

Under the 'Streets for people Challenge', 38 cites piloted re-imaginations of an important street each by prioritizing them for pedestrians. 11 cities have been selected by a jury panel for the next phase of scale-up and will be awarded Rs. fifty lakh each by MoHUA.

Under the pilot stage -- India Cycles4Change & Streets4People Challenges-- cities transformed 400+ km of corridors through temporary solutions to make streets cycling friendly. It received feedback from 60,000+ citizens through surveys, got 600+ Civil Society Organisations to support their cities, and had over 1800 design professionals, students and other organizations coming together to develop and test creative solutions to reclaim streets for people

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