Posts Tagged ‘safety’

An Endangered Species

The most endangered species in this city of ours is the pedestrian….the combination of the IT boom and the government policies is that the poor person who tries to use the roads without polluting with fossil fuel emissions is almost certainly doomed.

Everywhere, the pavements are dug up erratically, in several places, the footpath has been reduced to make more space for the gas-guzzling monsters that are necessary to the new boom-city which still does not have a good public transport service. The most recent example in point is the digging up of the M G Road boulevard, long a bastion for the pedestrian, to make way for the Metro, which, admittedly, is a crying need for our city.

Let’s look at the difficulties a reasonably fit person who wants to walk has to face.

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