Pedestrians in the Sky

Pedestrians, street vendors, scooters and squatters all compete for space on the gridlocked sidewalks of Mumbai, where nearly 60% of the population travels by foot. Solution? 50 elevated walkways, or "skywalks."

Erica Schlaikjer writes, "Some Mumbaikers have praised the city's efforts to provide cleaner, safer and more spacious facilities for pedestrians. Dubbed the "Yellow Caterpillar," for its bright yellow curving structure, the new Bandra Station skywalk rises 20-feet above ground and brings people to various office parks along a one-mile path. "There's security, it's clean and we get fresh air too," said one woman.

But other people are not so happy with the recent urban development."

Thanks to Erica Schlaikjer

Full Story: Lofty Idea: "Skywalks" for Mumbai Pedestrians

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