Nepal - Birendranagar
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Pilot and Demonstration Action
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Formulation for Birendranagar Municipality, Surkhet, Nepal
With the increase in population and the number of vehicles, Birendranagar is starting to face a lot of problems such as (but not limited to) traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, vehicle accidents, etc. The problems can mostly be attribut- ed to the fact that the policy and infrastructure provisions have not been able to keep up with the rise in population, and thus urbanization, and motorization. Birendranagar is getting swept up in the vicious cycle of motorized vehicle-centric development, resulting in rampant road widening and continued congestion.
Urban Pathways supported the city together with local NGOs (Sano Paila, Cycle City Network Nepal, Story Cycle and G.D. labs and research) to develop the project concept on SUMP formulation in the city. This project aims to intervene on the conventional transportation development plans in place for the city by providing an alternative action plan and making policy interventions for the development of non-motorized people-centric transportation by fostering walkability, public transportation and cycling inside the city and also building the capacity of the municipality and the people to implement the plan while also awarding the people on their roles and benefits of effective sustainable mobility plan. The project will also focus on the design of cycle infrastructure, public-private participation in design (Tactical Urbanism), Campaigning for awareness on sustainable mobility and institutionalizing it in the urban masterplan of Birendranagar City.
The proposed project concept was submitted on 5 March 2020 in IKI Small Grants under Capacity Building and Finance for National and Local Action on Climate and Biodiversity (awaiting for the response).
Budget: 53,200 EUR