ISLAMABAD, JAN 31 /DNA/ – Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) met with Naveed Iftikhar, the renowned urban policy expert. Officers of the Engineering Wing also attended the meeting.
CDA intends to explore more options for making Islamabad pedestrian-friendly and in this endeavour the consultative session was held with Dr. Naveed Iftikhar.
There is a need for better signposting and awareness campaigns along with evaluation of pedestrian needs, Dr. Iftikhar emphasized during the meeting. He offered to assist CDA in planning and advocacy of pedestrian friendly and environmentally friendly initiatives.
During the meeting it was discussed that CDA  which has already decided to complete foot paths across Islamabad will  eventually develop a pedestrian map for residents.
Implementation of paid parking to come up along  with introduction of buses which are scheduled for end of March.
Such exchange of ideas, the chairman said,is essential for a public sensitive policy formulation by CDA.