Sustainable Mobility Changspa Street Activity Report

Liveable Leh 2030: Workshop on Sustainable Mobility: Changspa Street
Date: April 18, 2018
Location: Hotel Singge Palace, Leh
Participants: 21.
Facilitator(s): LAHDC with support from LEDeG

  1. Objective: To make Changspa Street in Leh pedestrian-friendly, restrict the flow of vehicles to decongest traffic, remove encroachments along the Changspa Street stretch, facilitate public space and street infrastructure such as lights and signage, encourage walkability and educate public about the importance of architecture
  2. Summary of Agenda:
    2.1) To facilitate a dialogue between the stakeholders and property owners for the revival/beautification of Changspa Street.
    2.2) To make Changspa Street a model for other streets/ areas to follow
  3. Summary of Results:
    1) Make Changspa Road one-way from the main market to Shanti Stupa
    2) There should be no parking of vehicles along the stretch
    3) Encroachment/ illegal structures should be removed
    4) Reach on a consensus with property owners, shop owners and dialogue with the Army as they have a say in this matter
    5) Connect Changspa Road with Upper Tukcha Road
    6) Integrate platforms constructed by private owners with the footpath
    7) There should be specific timing for heavy utility vehicles
    8) Demarcate pedestrian and vehicular roads with bollards, different colors
    9) Ask restaurant owners to make toilets accessible to the public
    10) Proper signage and maps at the end and beginning of the Changspa road
  4. Challenges / Issues:
    1) To make the public realise the importance of the project and how it would help them generate income
    2) To reach a consensus between the stakeholders and private owners 3) Designing and maintenance
  5. Follow-up: Avny Lavasa, Deputy Commissioner Leh, immediately asked Rigzin Spalgon, Administrator, Leh Municipal Committee, to go ahead with the plan.