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Sonali commented on Redesigning the Bus Experience through Research

Yes Sonali I agree, as each neighbourhood would have very unique needs!

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Sonali commented on Redesigning the Bus Experience through Research

Hi Sonal,
Thanks for inviting me to the team. I went through your research and found it very detailed and insightful. I agree a participatory approach can help identify the subtle and larger changes that can make the commute safer for all. When conceptualising my idea I had the following questions:
- what percentage of women in Mumbai travel in off peak hours?
- what precautions do they naturally take when commuting after 8pm or in off peak hours?
- which are those specific "unsafe zones" enroute and which are the utility stores already existing there that can be tapped to create safety hubs?
I would have ideally wanted to identify a suitable area and local store and prototype a safety hub in Mumbai. I am based in Milan right now, but happy to collaborate and help in whatever way possible. Let me know if you have any idea of how we can take this forward.

Hi All,

I added three slides to my original idea post after doing some thinking on how our ideas can come together and also to understand the motivation of key stakeholders. I see the physical space as a regular store with the addition of a bright lit visible bindi signage that commuters can easily identify. As for prototyping I can't think of someone at this point in Mumbai..will think a bit more...Am actually based in Milan for now. Do share your inputs after your Friday meeting.