ICLEI South Asia implemented a tactical intervention outside Vidya Bhawan pre-primary school in Udaipur to slow down traffic for the safety of students under the Urban95 programme in October 2019. The intervention was well received by the stakeholders, who included the city authorities, officials from the traffic police department, school authorities, young schoolchildren, and their caregivers. Post-implementation, the ICLEI SA team studied and documented the impact of the tactical intervention based on comparative sample user counts, photos, video documentation, and surveys on a regular weekend, in relation to post-festival weekend days. Watch the video here.
The collected evidence showed a reduction in traffic speeds and an increase in footfall of the primary target audience, i.e. young kids and their caregivers, within this safe zone. Several rounds of interviews with parents, the school management, and city officials were also conducted during and after the implementation, of their views on an increased sense of safety and interactive spaces for young kids. Click here for detailed documentation.