Walled City Mobility Project


The project is part of a larger study being conducted by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to develop heritage zonal plan and urban design guideline for the walled city of Ahmedabad, which has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The Urban Lab partnered with Urban Management Centre (UMC) to develop solutions for addressing traffic and mobility issues in the walled city. The study includes three key components:

Access to transit
This part of the study enables development of a transit access plan connecting different transit modes and hubs including markets and government offices. It proposes a pedestrian network and infrastructure to strengthen last mile connectivity. The team mapped existing transit mode routes and assessed the situation of pedestrian infrastructure. The deliverables include a transit access plan for the walled city, junction improvement designs, and proposals for reducing traffic congestion, along with identification of pilot projects.

Parking management plan
It provides a strategy to manage the growing parking demand in the walled city of Ahmedabad. For assessing the existing parking issues, the study relies on a mix of primary and secondary data. Proposed parking management strategies include differential parking pricing, no-parking zones, shared parking, residential parking permits, institutional setup for implementation of parking management strategies and Terms of Reference (ToR) for preparing parking area level plans.

Strategies for freight management
The primary objective of the study is to promote efficient freight management in the city. It analyses freight movement within the walled city and the buffer area. The study investigates the direct and indirect impacts of urban freight. It outlines recommendations and plans for resolving challenges with freight mobility. It also proposes mitigation strategies for improving freight movement within and outside the walled city.

Walkability assessment
Street and junction design
E-mobility network planning
Parking management plan and strategies
Macro and micro level freight management plan and strategies

Urban Management Centre (UMC)

November 2021 to May 2022