Re-imagining Fort Kochi: Moving People Towards Improved Access and Safety in Kochi, India

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The challenge

The Fort Kochi island is an important tourist hub in the southern state of Kerala and is accessed by different public modes of transport. Urbanization and inflow of private vehicles has led to congestion and degradation of street infrastructure and deterioration of public spaces, which have impacted livability in the area.

The pilot

The project aims at improving a junction by addressing pedestrian infrastructure, traffic flow as well as access to public spaces historic fort Kochi. This is a part of larger multi modal integration for Jetty area. The project will be designed and implemented in phases 1) Tactical Urbanism Projects, 2) Jetty Public Space Development, 3) Way finding sinage. It will also improve conditions to use public transport through introducing street furniture, way signage, and multi-modal connectivity nodes.

Re-imagining Fort Kochi: Moving People Towards Improved Access and Safety

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WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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