Save our Footpath – Save my freedom to Walk!!

In Bangalore for example pavements / footpath are provided for almost all major roads. These pavements besides the roads have been earmarked for pedestrians to enjoy walking to commute. As a essential right of every pedestrian to use them, it is also essential for civic bodies to maintain these pavements free from encroachments, other use than walking and enable pedestrians to commute freely.


This picture here made me think when at a junction on CMH road just 10 meters away from the traffic cop manning the CHM road and Double road junction, 500 mtrs away from Indira nagar RTO, and there goes two bikes parked on the narrow pavement ( one of a trafic cop himself) already encroched by a flower vendor…no one seems to be bothered!!

The Solution:

1) BMP should declare an automatic safe passage on all roads where public money has been spend to construct a pavement for all pedestrians to use the pavements to commute.

2) BMP should always penalize all the encroachers / barriers heavily and the proactively remove the cause if any at all.

3) BMP should make the public partners in a 100 percent enforcement and extend the extent of enforcement by rewarding the complainants from the realized fine amount.

If you agree to the above demands put forward, kindly sign this petition online here…

I am not sure this online petition could ever be read by govt dept or even they would bother ever, but I strongly believe that it could be a good online resource / tools to motivate beginning of a collaborative movement!! Isn’t it?

3 Comments so far

  1. Vivek (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 11:46 am

    And sadly one of the bike on left belongs to a Traffice Cop …

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 11:52 am

    yes, it is a typical example of law-makers-law-breakers.

  3. Gopalarathnam Venkatesan (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 2:53 pm

    Even worse is two wheelers and cyclists driving on pavements.

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