Designing a safe walkable city
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This article presents findings of a pilot study conducted by Curtin University Australia andEMBARQ India, with an objective of exploring safety concerns of people while accessing metro stations. Increasingly,the notion of improved walkability to increase public transport patronage has been gaining momentum.Some physical–-environmental features such as providing Accessibility and Safety against crime are fundamentalin contributing to walkability.
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