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Janaagraha releases ‘Street Quality Score’ report for Bengaluru  

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on January 22, 2018

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike building

Janaagraha has released the ‘Street Quality Score 2015’ report for Bengaluru city.

 

The report is based on the results of the Street Quality Score 2015 survey carried out in the city recently.  Street Quality Score (SQS) 2015 is phase 1 of the Ward Quality Score (WQS) 2015.

 

Janaagraha said the report would be a useful input for MLAs, councillors and BBMP officials to prioritise projects and works while drawing up BBMP’s Budget 2016-17.

 

The purpose of SQS and WQS is to make available data on the quality of infrastructure and services at the street-level, neighbourhood-level, ward-level, and AC-level, and to use such data to bring about positive change in our cities.

 

WQS can inform city budgets, help extend citizen engagement beyond just grievance redressal, and catalyse “smart budgeting” and works monitoring at the street and neighbourhood level.

 

The ‘Street Quality Score 2015’ report covers the measurement of arterial, sub-arterial, and collector roads in the city across footpaths, pedestrian crossings, street lighting, bus stops and air pollution.

 

SQS was computed using hand-held tablets, apps and devices and GIS technology, by actually measuring data points on the quality of infrastructure e.g. brightness of street lights in lux using lux meter apps, the walkable length of footpaths based on the number and type of obstructions.  The street-level data and analysis from SQS provides both absolute data for a street as also a comparative framework of quality of life across the city. 

 

Published on December 11, 2015

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