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Panchkula Safety Analysis Report

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 Safety Audit. A Safety Audit is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of 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 using My Safetipin app. Secondly, safety audits have been generated using the Safetipin Nite app. The assessment was done post-sunset till 10 pm. Mobile phones were mounted on the windshield of the taxis’, and using the app photographs of the city roads were taken. These photographs were then assessed based on the eight audit parameters to generate audit pins at each location.   A total of 1,724 audits have been generated, of which 1246 audits are within Panchkula Urban Complex. Over 160 km of road length has been covered in this project. Overall, the Safety Score for Panchkula is rated 2.5/5 i.e. Average.   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 i.e. Very Unsafe and 5 being Excellent in terms of overall safety. Indicated in the pie chart is the percentage distribution of pins in each range. 39% of the audit points were rated poorly i.e. safety score less than 2/5. As seen in the Safety Score Map, these points are mostly located around Mansadevi Complex and sectors lying on the right side of Ghaggar river (Sectors 23 to 30). Parameter Ratings Each of the nine parameters is rated 0/1/2/3, 0 being the poorest and 3 good. The average parameter rating graph indicates the overall average rating for each parameter. As seen in the graph, the Openness parameter has been rated the highest and is followed by other parameters of the walk path and lighting. This can be attributed to the grid planning of the city which has laid down space for wide roads and infrastructure. The crowd, Gender Usage, and Visibility parameters are the least rated parameters, indicating less number of pedestrians after sunset and women’s participation in public spaces is poor. Security parameter has not been assessed completely due to lack of information, hence rated low. The overall feeling of Safety for the city of Panchkula is rated Below Average.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here 

WOMEN AND TRANSPORT IN INDIAN CITIES

Ultimately, transportation is the fulcrum that allows women to participate in the workforce; a societal shift to transform the entire world economy.” – Sonal Shah, Senior Manager, ITDP India Programme    Centred around this idea, ITDP and Safetipin have released a policy brief on Women and Transport in Indian Cities. The draft was released on 13 June 2017 at a roundtable discussion on Gender and Transit, organized by ITDP, Safetipin and UN Women with participation from 30 women’s groups, international organizations, professionals and academic institutions. A roundtable discussion on Gender and Transit was organized by ITDP, Safetipin and UN Women with participation from 30 women’s groups, international organizations, professionals and academic institutions The coming decade will be a defining moment for India as its urban areas are estimated to constitute around 40 per cent or 600 million of its total population by 2030. According to the High Powered Executive Committee (HPEC), around INR 23 lakh crores is required over 2015–2030 for India’s urban transport infrastructure. The national government has initiated missions and schemes to invest in urban transport and infrastructure; and created indicators and service level benchmarks to establish a city’s baseline and goal for improvement. The recently announced Green Urban Mobility Scheme (GUMS) expects to invest around INR 70,000 crores over 2018–2023 on sustainable transport. “The defining characteristic of violence against women is its normalization and ordinary and continuous nature.” – Kalpana Viswanath, Co-founder & CEO, Safetipin   While there is momentum by different levels of government in addressing women’s safety in public transport, urban transport investments are largely gender blind with a limited understanding of the interrelationships between gender and transport. Sustainable urban development will remain elusive without integrating women and girls in urban transport. Women and girls are close to 50 per cent of our urban population. They comprise only 19 per cent of “other workers”, 84 per cent of their trips are by public, intermediate public and non-motorized modes of transport (Census 2011)[2]. While 73 per cent of trips by “other workers” in urban areas are by sustainable modes of transport, women and girls’ share is only 14 per cent. Ultimately transportation will help women access economic and social opportunities. In the next few years, cities will need to make a concerted effort to improve women and girls’ experience of sustainable modes of transport to achieve a target of 40 per cent of all trips. The policy brief fills this gap by providing a framework to integrate technical and social, quantitative and qualitative approaches for enabling this transition. In Section 1, the brief underscores the need for a policy brief focusing on women and transport in Indian cities. Section 2 describes the scope of the brief. The gendered dimensions of urban transport are covered in Section 3, with a focus on trip chaining and purpose, modal shares, trip distances, time poverty, sexual harassment and employment in the transport sector.  Section 4 proposes urban transport indicators and service level benchmarks for comprehensive mobility plans. Recommendations to improve women’s modal shares and experiences of walking, cycling, public and intermediate public transport, and engendering public transport authorities, are highlighted in Section 5.  Since urban transport is not the responsibility of one ministry or department, gender inclusion will require interventions at multiple scales and coordination with a number of ministries and departments. Section 6 identifies such ministries and departments and their potential role in mainstreaming gender. Women’s access and use of urban transportation will play a key role in achieving India’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ensure women’s right to the city and its public spaces. To quote Shreya Gadepalli, who leads the ITDP India Programme, “When we create cities – their public spaces and transport systems – that are responsive to the needs of women, children and the elderly, they become great cities for all!”    Download the policy brief here.

Nairobi Safety Analysis Report

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. 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 4,956 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 eight audit parameters to generate audit pins at each location. A total of 11,807 audit pins have been generated over 685 km 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 i.e. Very Unsafe and 5 being Excellent in terms of overall safety. The overall Safety Score for city of Nairobi is 3.1/5 i.e. Good. Indicated in the pie chart is the percentage distribution of pins in each range. The Safety Score has also been indicated in the map below. Around 43% of the audit points were found to be safe whereas 22% of the points were rated poorly and needs improvement. The parameters’ co-relation with the feeling of safety is indicated in the co-relation graph. From the manual safety audits, the parameters of Lighting, Openness and Gender Usage were found to contribute the most to the feeling of safety. Parameter Ratings Each of the nine parameters is rated 0/1/2/3, 0 being the poorest and 3 good. The average parameter ratings graph indicates the overall average rating for each parameter. Openness has been rated Above Average. Walkpath, Lighting and Public Transport have been rated Average. Visibility, Crowd, Security and Gender Usage have been rated Below Average. The overall Feeling of Safety for Nairobi City has been rated as Average. The Parameter wise pin distribution graph indicates the number of points rated 0/1/2/3 i.e. the good points as positive and poor ratings as negative. The parameters of Security and Gender Usage have been rated poorly for most parts of the city followed by Visibility and Crowd. Lighting and Public Transport needs to be improved in some locations and the Walkpath conditions needs to be improved in few locations. The Impact Bar Graph indicates the extent of influence and the relative impact that each parameter has on the perception of safety. Different parameters have different levels of impact on the perception of safety. The combined length indicates the impact potential of the parameter. The parameters with the maximum combined length have the highest impact on the perception of safety and vice versa i.e. The audits indicate that for Nairobi City, Lighting has the maximum impact and Transportation the least. The positive length (in green) indicates the extent of provision that has already been made on ground. The negative length (in red) indicates the (remaining) amount of improvement needed. Gender Usage and Crowd are derived parameters i.e. improving the other parameters will result in a location being safer and hence more people, especially women using it at night. As seen from the bar graph Lighting, Visibility and Security parameters need to be improved followed by the Walkpath. Parameter-wise pin distribution maps can be seen on the following pages. Download Full Report in PDF Click Here

Delhi Safety Analysis Report

Delhi, or the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, is a city and Union Territory of India. It is also one of the five mega cities of India i.e. it has a population of more than 10 million. Having an average density of 225pph the city spans over 1483 square kilometers. Along with huge socio-economic development the city has also gained the title of “Rape Capital’ of India owing to the high rate of crimes especially those against women and girls. According to the National Crime Records Bureau’s Crime in India 2015 statistics, Delhi is the second most unsafe city in India with a crime rate of 1066.2. Of the five mega cities, Delhi has the highest rate of crimes registered under murder, rape and insulting the modesty of women. This perception of Delhi affects the how and to what extent women access public space. To assess the perception of safety at night by women, safety audits were conducted throughout the city using the Safetipin apps. 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, Walkpath, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity and Feeling. Each parameter is rated 0/1/2/3 with 0 being Poor rating and 3 being Good. All parameters except Feeling are completely objective and are rated on the basis of a well defined rubric. Based on the ratings for each of the parameters, an aggregate Safety Score is generated. The Safety Score of a point is thus a reflection of the perception of safety at that particular location. The Safety Score of a city is the aggregate of all the audit pins in it. Data was also collected using the Safetipin Nite app. This app (not available in app stores) collects photographs which are geotagged and also have time stamps. Phones with this app installed were mounted on the windshield of cars. As the car moves, photographs are continuously taken of the footpath side of the road. These photographs are then coded by a trained in-house team of professionals to generate the audits. Additional data is also recorded for the parameters of Lighting, Walkpath, Visibility, Security and Public Transport. Delhi has a Safety Score of 3.3/5. Safety audits indicate that Delhi’s Safety Score is 3.3/5. A total of 44,396 safety audits have been collected. Of these 5,296 audits were conducted by app users and 39,100 were generated using the Safetipin Nite app covering 3,910 kilometers of road length. Audits indicate that 50% of the area audited has a Safety Score of 4.0 or above. 6% of the audit locations have been given a Safety Score of less than 1.0. Another 9% of the audit points have a Safety Score ranging between 1.0 to 1.9 and 14% have a score from 2.0 to 2.9. 21% of the audit pins have a Safety Score from 3.0 to 3.9. Shown in the graph on right are the average parameter ratings for each of the nine parameters. Of the nine parameters, Security and Gender Usage have been given a poor rating. Visibility and Crowd parameters have been rated Below Average. Access to Public Transport facilities has been rated as Average. Lighting, Openness and Walkpath have been rated Above Average. The Feeling of safety has been rated as Average for the city. The stacked bar chart on the right below shows good points as positive and poor points as negative numbers. This indicates both the pin distribution of the four ratings within each parameter and also the relative performance of each parameter. In terms of jurisdiction, of the eleven Revenue Districts the North District has the lowest Safety Score of 2.6/5 and the North East District has the highest Safety Score of 3.9/5. Of the thirteen Police District, the Rohini District has the lowest rating of 2.8/5 and the North East district has the highest rating of 3.9/5. of the 70 Constituencies, Babarpur constituency ahs been rated the highest Safety Score of 4.3/5 and Bawana has the lowest Safety Score of 2.1/5. of the four Municipal Corporations, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation has the highest score of 3.6/5 and North the lowest of 3.1/5. Data analysis indicates that the parameter of Lighting has the maximum impact on the perception of safety followed by Gender Usage and Visibility. Also, each parameter has a different impact potential on the overall perception of safety. Improving the parameter with greater impact potential would result in a higher increase of the Safety Score. The Gap Impact bar on the right indicates the extent of influence and the relative impact that each parameter has on the perception of safety. The combined length indicates the impact potential of the parameter. The parameters with the maximum combined length have the highest impact on the perception of safety and vice versa i.e. Lighting has the maximum impact and Transportation the least. The positive length (in green) indicates the extent of provision that has already been made on ground. The negative length (in red) indicates the (remaining) amount of improvement needed to increase the Safety Score. The safety ratings varies largely on account of the infrastructure provision and planning typology of the area. Areas which are well lit, have proper footpaths, has access to public transportation and are active, tend to be safer. The Feeling parameter is directly impacted by the other eight parameters. Lighting, Walkpath, Security, Public Transportation and Visibility are infrastructural parameters and can be improved upon. This improvisation would result in more people especially women using public places at night.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here    

Bogota Safety Analysis Report

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.   Safetipin in partnership with District Secretary for Women, Bogota conducted safety audits in Bogota supported by UN Habitat and Cities Alliance.    Methodology: The safety audits were generated using two Safetipin apps i.e. My Safetipin and Safetipin Nite. The assessment was done post sunset till 10 pm. The manual audits were conducted by volunteers using the My Safetipin app. Secondly, local taxis were hired to capture night time photographs of the city’s roads. This was done by mounting mobile phones on the car’s windshield and capturing the photographs using Safetipin Nite app. These photographs were then assessed based on the audit parameters to generate audit pins at periodic intervals. In addition to taxis, smartphones were mounted on bicycles to capture the photographs of the cycle track and Walkpath.   A total of 19,351 audit pins have been generated over 1,927 km of road length. The Safety Score of Bogota was found to be 4 / 5 i.e. Good. Parameter Ratings: Each of the nine parameters is rated 0/1/2/3, 0 being the poorest and 3 good. The average parameter ratings graph indicates the overall average rating for each parameter. Walkpath and Lighting parameters have been rated the highest i.e. Good followed by Public Transport, Openness and Visibility. Security and Gender Usage are the least rated parameter i.e. Poor. The overall feeling of Safety for the city of Bogota is rated Average. Parameter-wise Pin Distribution: The Parameter wise pin distribution graph indicates the number of points rated 0/1/2/3 i.e. the good points as positive and poor ratings as negative. The parameter of Crowd, Security and Gender Usage have been rated poorly for the most parts of the city. Visibility and Public Transport needs to be improved in some parts of the city Download Full Report in PDF Click Here

The Comparative Analysis Report on Safety Audits done in Delhi Bogota Nairobi

Introduction   Urbanization is one of the key processes of social change taking place today. In 2003, the world became more than 50% urban and this is growing each year. The growth of cities has provided opportunities for education, employment, and habitation for millions of people. At the same time, growing urbanization has also exacerbated existing problems as well as thrown up new problems. These include congestion, poverty, pollution and crime among others. Urban spaces provide new opportunities for people to build their homes and lives while reinforcing existing inequalities and often creating new ones. Safety of citizens and freedom from crime and violence in cities has become a central concern with growing urbanization. Women and others such as elderly, migrants and people in low-income neighborhoods are particularly vulnerable and face safety as a major concern.  City governments and other stakeholders such as the police are responsible for providing infrastructure and services to make cities safer for everyone. Creating safe and inclusive public spaces has been recognized as important both through SDG11 as well as the New Urban Agenda. Well designed and well maintained public spaces are essential to the well-being of city inhabitants and promote sustainability as well as safety. This project ‘Using Data to build Safer Cities’ supported under the Cities Alliance Catalytic Fund has been carried out to provide reliable data to city governments to address this problem as well as suggest solutions to create safer and inclusive public spaces.  The project has been implemented in three cities across continents - Delhi (India), Bogota (Colombia) and Nairobi (Kenya). It has been carried out in partnership with Nairobi City County, District Secretary of Women, Bogota, and Government of National Capital Territory (NCT), Delhi The role of local government is crucial in addressing the safety concerns through urban management and governance. In each city, data was collected using the Safetipin apps and technology platform and shared with local stakeholders. The data has been collected with the aim of identifying key problem and areas for improvement. This report shares the findings from the data collection in all three cities as well how the data has been used by the cities to create safer and more inclusive public spaces and streets. Some of the changes recommended include designing streets to reduce opportunities for crime, improved street lighting, reorganizing markets and bus terminals, addressing last mile connectivity and encouraging community participation in designing and managing streets and public spaces.   Methodology   Safetipin is a technology platform 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. Each parameter is rated 0/1/2/3 with 0 being Poor rating and 3 being Good. All parameters except Feeling are completely objective and are rated on the basis of a well-defined rubric. The app is available in the app stores for free and was used by trained volunteers in collaboration with NGO partners and City Government to conduct audits. The audits were conducted post-sunset till 10 pm at night. Data was also collected using the Safetipin Nite app. This app (not available in app stores) collects photographs which are geotagged and have time stamps. Phones with this app installed were mounted on the windshield of cars. As the car moves, photographs are continuously taken of the footpath side of the road. In addition to taxis, smartphones were mounted on bicycles to capture the photographs of the cycle track in Bogota. The photographs were analyzed by a team of coders and reviewed on a daily basis to produce maps of the city.  Additional data indicating the issue (absence of streetlights, non-functioning streetlights, broken or no pavement, type of public transport) was also recorded for the parameters of Lighting, Walkpath, Visibility and Public Transport.   DELHI   Delhi, or the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, is a city and Union Territory of India. It is also one of the five mega cities of India i.e. it has a population of more than 10 million. Having an average density of 225pph the city spans over 1483 square kilometers. As per Census of India 2011, it currently has a population of 16,349,831 which makes it the most populous urban agglomeration of India and the third largest urban area in the world. The United Nations World Cities Report 2016 says that an additional 9.6million people are expected to move to Delhi by 2030.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

Bengaluru A Safety Analysis Report

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 Safety Audit. A Safety Audit is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions ofsafety in public spaces. The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walkpath, Availability of PublicTransport, Gender Diversity, and Feeling.   Methodology   The safety audits have been generated using two methods. First, manual audits were conducted by volunteers from WRI India and B-PAC using My Safetipin app.   Secondly, safety audits have been generated using the Safetipin Nite app. The assessment was done post sunset till 10 pm. Mobile phones were mounted on the windshield of the taxis’, and using the app photographs of the city roads were taken. These photographs were then assessed based on the eight audit parameters to generate audit pins at each location.   A total of 17,128 audits have been generated over 1,431 km of road length. Overall, the Safety Score for Bengaluru is rated 3.2/5 i.e. Good.   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 0and 5, 0 being Poor i.e. Very Unsafe and 5 being Excellent in terms of overall safety. Indicated in the pie chart is the percentagedistribution of pins in each range. The Safety Score has also been indicated in the map below.   Parameter Ratings Each of the nine parameters is rated 0/1/2/3, 0 being the poorest and 3 good. The average parameter rating graph indicates the overallaverage rating for each parameter. Lighting parameter has been rated the highest followed by Openness, Walkpath, and Public Transport. Security and Gender Usage are the least rated parameter i.e. Poor. The overall feeling of Safety for the city of Bengaluru is rated Below Average. Parameter-wise Pin Distribution The Parameter wise pin distribution graph indicates the number of points rated 0/1/2/3 i.e. the good points as positive and poor ratings asnegative. The parameter of Security, Gender Usage, Visibility, and Crowd have been rated poorly for the most parts of the city. Lighting and accessibility to Public Transport need to be improved in some parts of the city. Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

Bhopal City A Safety Analysis Report

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 Safety Audit. A Safety Audit is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of 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 from WRI and Sangini organization using My Safetipin app. A total of 2599 manual audits have been conducted. Secondly, safety audits have been generatedusing the Safetipin Nite app. The assessment was done post sunset till 10 pm. ‘My Cab’, local taxis of Bhopal 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 eight audit parameters to generate audit pins at each location. In Bhopal, 180 km of road length was mapped generating 4,389 audit pins. Overall, the Safety Score for Bhopal is rated 2.9/5 i.e. Fair.   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 i.e. Very Unsafe and 5 being Excellent in terms of overall safety. Indicated in the pie chart is the percentage distribution of pins in each range. The Safety Score has also been indicated in the map below. Around 41% of the audit points were found to be safe whereas 29% of the points were rated below average and needs improvement. Parameter Ratings: Each of the nine parameters is rated 0/1/2/3, 0 being the poorest and 3 good. The average parameter ratings graph indicates the overall average rating for each parameter. Openness parameter has been rated the highest followed by Lighting, Walkpath and Public Transport. Security and Gender Usage are the least rated parameter i.e. Poor. The overall feeling of Safety for the city of Bhopal is rated Below Average. Parameter-wise Pin Distribution: The Parameter wise pin distribution graph indicates the number of points rated 0/1/2/3 i.e. the good points as positive and poor ratings as negative. The parameter of Security, Gender Usage, Visibility and Crowd have been rated poorly for the most parts of the city. Lighting and Walkpath needs to be improved in the city. Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

GUWAHATI CITY A Safety Analysis Report

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 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 – The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walk path, Availability of Public Transport, GenderDiversity and Feeling. The safety audits were generated using two Safetipin apps i.e. My SafetiPin and Safetipin Nite. The assessment was done post sunset till 10 pm. A total of 4422 audits has been generated over 330 km of road length. Overall, the Safety Score for Guwahati is rated 2.5/5 i.e. Fair.   Parameter Ratings: Each of the nine parameters is rated 0/1/2/3, 0 being the poorest and 3 good. The average parameter rating graph indicates the overall average rating for each parameter. Openness parameter has been rated the highest followed by Walk path, Lighting, and Visibility. Security and Gender Usage are the least rated parameter i.e. Poor. The overall feeling of Safety for the city of Guwahati is rated Below Average.   Parameter-wise Pin Distribution: The Parameter wise pin distribution graph indicates the number of points rated 0/1/2/3 i.e. the good points as positive and poor ratings as negative. The parameter of Security, Gender Usage, Public Transport, and Crowd have been rated poorly for the most parts of the city. Visibility and Lighting need to be improved in some parts of the city.   Gap Impact Analysis: All parameters do not have an equal impact on the perception of safety. It is, therefore, useful to know how an improvement in each parameter will impact the Safety Score of the area. The Impact Bar shown indicates the extent of influence and the relative impact that each parameter has on the perception of safety. The combined length indicates the impact potential of the parameter. The parameters with the maximum combined length have the highest impact on the perception of safety and vice versa i.e. Lighting has the maximum impact and Transportation the least. The positive length (in green) indicates the extent of a provision that has already been made on the ground. The negative length (in red) indicates the (remaining) amount of improvement needed to increase the Safety Score. Since, increase in Crowd and Gender Usage is dependent on other parameters, improving Visibility and Security on the streets of Guwahati will result in safer public spaces.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here  

Jakarta City A Safety Analysis

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. Safetipin, in collaboration with Pulih organization and UN Women, conducted safety audits in Jakarta, Indonesia. The audits were conducted post sunset along the major routes of the city. A total of 2095 safety audits has been generated. Of this 442 audits were conducted by volunteers using the My Safetipin app. Overall, the Safety Score for Jakarta is rated 2.5/5 i.e. Fair.     Safety Score   Safety Audits in Jakarta indicate that out of the 442 location points audited, 13% of audit locations have been given a Safety Score less than 1 (out of 5). 11% of audit points have scores in the range of 1.0-1.9 while 14% locations score between 2.0-2.9. 12% of locations have a Safety Score between 3.0-3.9 and 50% of location score 4.0 and above.   However, when we look at the parameters separately, most of them are rated average. Of the nine parameters, only two parameters namely Lighting and Openness have been rated Above Average. Walk path is rated Average while all the other parameters are below average.   As seen in the pictures below, hawkers provide eyes on the street thus acting as natural surveillance (Pic 1). However, pedestrians are not seen using these stretches at night, therefore Crowd and Gender Usage is rated the lowest (Pic 2 and 3). Overall, Feeling of safety has been rated as Below Average.   Download Full Report in PDF Click Here