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My City Initiative Delhi - World Vision India

Safetipin in collaboration with World Vision India conducted safety audits in Lalbagh and Madanpur Khadar. The audits were conducted by the volunteers from the local community group supported by World Vision. SafetiPin is a map-based mobile phone and online application, which works to make communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. At the core of the app is the Women’s Safety Audit. A Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of urban safety in public spaces. The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walk path, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity, and Feeling. Each parameter is rated 0/1/2/3. The aggregate of the ratings is used to generate a Safety Score for that particular location. The volunteers from each community were trained on the audit methodology. The audits were then conducted post sunset upto 9 pm over a week. In Lalbagh, the entire residential area was audited and a total of 130 audit pins have been generated. In Madanpur Khadar, the New Delhi Main Road from the Sarita Vihar metro station to the residential area of Madanpur Khadar Phase- 2 was audited and a total of 55 audit pins have been generated.   LalbaghSafety Score: 2.5/5   Lalbagh resettlement colony is located in North Delhi besides Azadpur Mandi. It is defined by the Karnal Road towards the north-east, the Ring Road towards the west and the Railway track towards the southeast. It is easily accessible by Bus as well as the Delhi Metro. The Azadpur metro station of the Yellow Line is the nearest metro station. Lalbagh is a high-density settlement which is largely mixed use comprising small scale industries and factory units.   The entire settlement was audited including the main roads, edges and the inner lanes covering important functions like schools, public toilets, and public places like Jhandewala Chowk etc. The route taken by girls to reach the bus stop, metro station and railway station was also audited. Based on the safety audits conducted by the local volunteers, Lalbagh has been given a Safety Score of 2.5/5.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

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A Safety Analysis Report of the Manila-Quezon City

Safetipin, in collaboration with the ADB Youth for Asia, conducted safety audits in Metro Manila with a focus on Quezon City. The audits by the ADB team were conducted during from July-November 2016.   SafetiPin is a map-based mobile phone and online application, which works to make communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. At the core of the app is the Women’s Safety Audit. A Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of urban safety in public spaces. The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walk path, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity, and Feeling.   A total of 5,839 safety audits has been generated. Of these 1,946 audits were conducted by volunteers from ADB Youth using the My Safetipin app. 3,893 audits were generated using the Safetipin Nite app. The safety audits conducted by ADB volunteers were focused in Quezon City in areas around the University of the Philippines Diliman, De La Salle University manila, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Quezon Road near Litex Montalban Jeepney Terminal, and outside ADB to name a few locations. Based on these audits, the Safety Score for Metro Manila is 3.2/5.   Safety Audits of Manila indicate that out of the 5,839 location points audited, 4% of audit locations have been given a Safety Score less than 1 (out of 5). Another 10% have scored in the range of 1.0-1.9 and 21% locations score between 2.0-2.9. 25% of locations have a Safety Score between 3.0-3.9 and 40% of locations score 4.0 and above.   Of the nine parameters, only three parameters Walk path, Lighting, and Openness have been rated Above Average. Visibility and Public Transport have been rated Average. Security, Crowd, and Gender Usage have been rated Below Average. The overall Feeling of safety has been rated as Average.   Shown below are examples from the University of the Philippines Diliman where the safety score has been rated as low. Here the lighting is poor and the footpath is broken and obstructed. There are no eyes-on-the-street and the access to public transport mode is limited. People are not seeing using these stretches at night. Overall the auditors rated these areas as unsafe.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

How Safe are the Tourist Places in Delhi?

“How safe are the tourist places in Delhi?” is a project initiated by SafetiPin carried out in collaboration with Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC). This report is based on the safety audits done in June – July 2016, around 10 most popular tourist destinations of Delhi. These places were selected in consultation with Delhi’s Tourism Department, on the basis of their footfall. Audits were conducted to analyze the condition of available infrastructure around them, and suggest recommendations on making tourist places safer, keeping in mind a large number of tourists that visit daily.   The audits were carried out using the “My SafetiPin” App. SafetiPin, is a mapbased mobile phone and online application, which works to make communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. At the core of the app is the Safety Audit. A Safety Audit is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of urban safety in public spaces. The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walkpath, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity and Feeling at a point. Results of the safety audit are aggregated to a safety score.   The access route to the tourist place i.e. from the nearest metro station to the entry gate of the tourist place was audited to assess the safety of pedestrians. The audits were done in the evening hours of 5pm - 9pm for the 10 tourist places, to evaluate the level of safety and identify ways to improve it. The ten tourist places selected for this project are Akshardham, Garden of Five Senses, Hauz Khas Complex, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Lotus Temple, Purana Qila, Qutub Minar and Rajghat. The average parameterrating for the tourist places can be seen on the next page.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

Safety Audit Report: ST. THOMAS MARG, GURGAON

Safetipin has been conducting safety audits of Gurgaon and a total of 7767 audits have been done of which 73 are along the St.Thomas Marg. The Safety Score along this stretch is 1.9/5. Visibility, Crowd, Security, and Gender Diversityhave been rated poorly along this stretch. Lightinghas been rated average though a few dark spotshave been recorded.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

Safety Audit Report of Gurgaon

Safetipin has been conducting safety audits of Gurgaon since August 2013 and a total of 7767 audits have been done. Safetipin is a mobile app that collects safety data from various cities around the world and shares this data with governmental and non-governmental agencies to create change and impact. The data studies the infrastructure and social usage of space in the city and how it impacts the safety of citizens. The overall Safety Score of Gurgaon is 1.8/5 i.e. Average. The Old Gurgaon area is found to be more unsafe than the New Gurgaon. Of the nine parameters, Light, Visibility, Security and Public Transport have been rated the poorest. The safety scores of some of the areas are as follows:   1. Udyog Vihar: 2.9/5 2. Sushant Lok: 2.6/5 3. South City: 2.4/5 4. Sector 10: 1.4/5 5. Sector 14: 3.4/5 6. Sector 15: 1.9/5 7. Sector 17: 2.5/5 8. Sector 23: 1.4/5 9. Sector 28: 2.9/5 10. Sector 29: 1.5/5 11. Sector 33: 1.7/5 12. Sector 34: 2.1/5 13. Sector 44: 2.7/5 14. DLF Cyber City: 2.2/5 15. DLF Phase-I: 2.1/5 16. DLF Phase-II: 3.7/5 17. DLF Phase-III: 1.8/5   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

Nairobi Safety Audit Report

Introduction Safetipin, in partnership with the Nairobi City County, conducted safety audits in city of Nairobi supported by UN Habitat and Cities Alliance.SafetiPin, is a map-based mobile phone and online application, which works to make communities and cities safer by providing safetyrelated information collected by users and by trained auditors. At the core of the app is the Women’s Safety Audit. A Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of urban safety in public spaces. The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walkpath, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity and Feeling. Methodology The safety audits have been generated using two methods. First, manual audits were conducted by volunteers using the My Safetipin app at night. A total of 5,319 manual audits were conducted. Secondly, safety audits have been generated using the Safetipin Nite app. Uber taxis and local taxis of Nairobi were hired for this purpose. Mobile phones were mounted on the windshield and using the app photographs of the city roads were taken. These photographs were then assessed based on the nine audit parameters to generate audit pins at each location. A total of 13,062 audit pins have been generated over 744 kms of road length.   Safety Score The Safety Score of a point is a reflection of the perception of safety at that particular location. For each audit point it is a number between 0 and 5, 0 being Poor/Very Unsafe and 5 being Excellent i.e. extremely safe.The overall Safety Score for city of Nairobi is 3/5. Many locations have been rated as extremely safe and overall the city offers average sense of safety to women at night. Indicated in the pie chart is the percentage distribution of pins in each range. The Safety Scorehas also been indicated in the map below.         Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

A Safety Analysis of the Lok Kalyan Metro Station

Lok KalyanSAFETY SCORE: 3.4/5   SafetiPin is a map-based mobile phone and online application, which works to make communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. At the core of the app is the Women’s Safety Audit. A Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of urban safety inpublic spaces. The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walk path, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity, and Feeling. The audits were conducted by an architect from NDMC along with Safetipin team. The assessmentwas done post sunset till 9 pm. Lok Kalyan (previously known as Race Course) is an underground metro station on Delhi Metro’s yellow line. Located in Lutyens Delhi. it is surrounded by residences of the country’s senior administration officials. An area of approximately 500m radius around the metro station has been studied and 119 audit pins have been generated. The area outside the metro entry/exit and the bus stop were studied. Safety Audits indicate that the area around the metro station is safe. When compared to main roads, audit points within the neighborhood have been rated lower in terms of safety score. Due to the absence of paratransit facility at the neighborhood level, Public Transport has been rated Average. Due to regular patrolling, Security is rated Average as well. The parameter of Lighting and Walkpath has been rated Good. With high boundary walls and few street vendors, Visibility has been rated Poor. The parameter of People and Gender Usage is rated Below Average and Poor respectively. Overall, auditors have rated the Feeling in this area as Average.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here

A Safety Analysis of the Mandi House Metro Station

Mandi HouseSAFETY SCORE: 3.7/5 SafetiPin is a map-based mobile phone and online application, which works to make communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. At the core of the app is the Women’s Safety Audit. A Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of urban safety inpublic spaces. The audit is based on nine The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walk path, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity, and Feeling. The audits were conducted by an architect from NDMC along with Safetipin team. The assessment was done post sunset till 9 pm. Mandi House is an underground metro station that provides a same-level interchange between the two lines of Delhi Metro namely Blue line and Violet line. This area serves as the cultural hub of Delhi as it is home to the country’s finest cultural institutions like National School of Drama, Sangeet Natak Academy, Sahitya Academy among others. An area of approximately 500m radius around the metro station has been studied and 40 audit pins have been generated. The area outside the metro entry/exit and the bus stop were studied. Safety Audits indicate that the area around the metro station is safe. The safety score is rated lower at a few spots near the flyover on Sikandar Road. Walkpath parameter has been rated the highest i.e. Good. The parameter of Lighting and Public Transport has been rated Above Average.   Visibility has been rated Below Average due to high boundary walls of buildings. The parameters of Security, People, and Gender Usage have been rated Below Average. Overall, auditors have rated the Feeling in this area as Average.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

A Safety Analysis of the Patel Chowk Metro Station

Patel ChowkSAFETY SCORE: 3.9/5 SafetiPin is a map-based mobile phone and online application, which works to make communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. At the core of the app is the Women’s Safety Audit. A Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of urban safety inpublic spaces. The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walk path, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity, and Feeling. The audits were conducted by female architects from NDMC along with Safetipin team. The assessment was done post sunset till 9 pm. Patel Chowk is an underground metro station on Delhi Metro’s Yellow line. It is surrounded by various government offices like Jeevan Tara, Dak Bhawan, Sanchar Bhawan, Yojana Bhawan etc. Additionally, it caters to tourists visiting Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and National Philatelic Museum. An area of approximately 500m radius around the metro station has been studied and 113 audit pins have been generated. The area outside the metro entry/exit and the bus stop were studied. Safety Audits indicate that the area around the metro station is safe. Due to lack of activity and pedestrians, the lane behind Akashwani Bhawan has been rated lower in terms of safety. The parameters of Lightingand Walkpath has been rated Good. Public Transport parameter is rated Above Average. The number of pedestrians decreases after office hours. Therefore, People and Gender Usage parameters have been rated Below Average and Poor respectively. Visibility and Security parameters have been rated Below Average as well. Overall, auditors have rated the Feeling in this area as Average. Lighting Lighting Parameter has been rated 2.5/3 i.e. Good. Throughout this audit area, streetlights are installed along the edge of footpath facing the road. The illumination is bright on the vehicular carriageway but low on pedestrians path. Additional street lights are needed along the footpath to ensure uniform illumination. Care should be taken while installing streetlights in midst of trees along the footpath. Some streetlights were found to be hidden behind trees’ foliage, resulting in low illumination. Regular maintenance checks should be carried out to prune tree leaves in this area. The height of streetlights should be lower than that of trees to avoid disrupted and partial illumination.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here