Design of Pedestrian Precincts & Parking Plaza, Peshawar

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, through Urban Policy Unit (UPU) Planning and Development Department (P&DD), realized the dire need of pedestrian precincts to transform the city into a lively sustainable metropolis and organized the underlying study with the assistance of the USAID (Municipal Services Program) as donor.

The study aims to include improved quality of life through safe and integrated pedestrian walkways ensuring mobility and accessibility for all. Further, the study focuses on reduction in congestion through integrated parking provisions for efficient traffic management and enhanced mobility. Following constitutes the objectives of the study:

1. To review and analyze the available pedestrian facilities within the city


2. To identify pedestrian mobility and accessibility hazardous locations in the city where modal conflicts results in accidents


3. To identify hot spots in the city where pedestrian facilities are of utmost importance and necessity


4. To propose and develop efficient pedestrian infrastructure for people in the city


The methodology adopted for this study involves composite approach encompassing descriptive, quantitative and quantitative mode of analysis. The combination of both subjective and objective techniques helped to examine the prevailing conditions and to propose necessary infrastructure required to meet pedestrian and parking needs and define pedestrian precincts and parking spaces. Assessment of existing situation was done by field visits, consultation meetings, and descriptive examination of available literature. Subsequently, both quantitative and qualitative techniques were employed to collect primary information regarding pedestrian and parking needs and precincts requirements.