Model School Zone for St.Joseph School at Wadala Back

Location: Wadala, Mumbai
Year: 2012


MESN worked with St.Joseph School to understand the safety concerns and how to improve them for the safety of children while coming to and going from school.

For this purpose a videographic observation of school and its surroundings was carried out when the children board from buses, other vehicles or walk to and from school at various times during the day.

The study highlighted the pattern of traffic, speeds, presence or absence of appropriate road signage, zebra crossing. Met various stake holders including traffic police, bus operators, parents of students, teachers and the school authorities together with Safe Kids Foundation activists.

We analysed the traffic data and simulated the alternative entry/exit gates, examined various locations for segregating buses, cars, other vehicles and pedestrians with an aim to improve the safety and convenience of children and parents.