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A research in six areas of Dhaka including Mirpur, Uttara, Gazipur and Old Dhaka shows that there are no footpaths in 44% area. As a result of prioritizing cars in urban planning Dhaka city has become the city of traffic congestion. On 29th March 2016, speakers mentioned the above view at a view exchange meeting on ‘Actions to ensure safe and convenient walking environment’. ...
is not the only benefit of walking, there are other benefits like fitness, less environmental pollution, reduce transport and infrastructural cost and many more. Lack of footpaths, poor condition of existing footpaths, absence of zebra crossing, sign and signal, excess speed of vehicles in the narrow streets create obstacles for walking. These problems regarding walking should be identified and solved in Narayanganj City Corporation area. To achieve goal Narayanganj City Corporation and civil society organizations should work jointly. Speakers appealed ...
ensure development and equity in health, environment and economic sector, walking and cycling play an important role. Walking and cycling demand less space, less cost and no fuel. Both of them are good for health and need less money for infrastructural development. So it is important to include walking and bicycling in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On 3rd September 2015, Bangladesh Urban Forum, Bangladesh Proibesh Andolon (BAPA), Poibesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) and Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust jointly organized a ...
11.2 SDG has mentioned about public transit and that deserves appreciation. But walking and cycling are absent in this regard. At present fuel scarcity and environment degradation is a problem worldwide. Walking and cycling can be a solution. It is important to add walking and cycling in SDGs. So government should take initiative. On 1st September 2015, Poribesh Bacjhao Andolon (POBA) and Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust jointly organized a program on demand of including walking and cycling in SDGs.  ...
Today (15 February 2015) Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) and Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust jointly organized a view exchange meeting on “Safe and Convenient Environment for Walking: Our Actions” at seminar room (Ground Floor), Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC). ...