Retrofitting a "Planned" City in Mumbai
Karthik Rao Cavale, a "lapsed engineer", looks at the possibilities for improving Navi Mumbai with bicycle and transit infrastructure.
Cavale writes, "What distinguishes the case for cycling infrastructure is that this is low-hanging fruit. Unlike their counterparts in Mumbai, train stations in Navi Mumbai already have a great deal of parking space that often goes empty. Diverting some of that space to cycle parking with a metal sheet on top would cost next to nothing. Even the roads in Navi Mumbai are rather wide and relatively under-used. Which means less political opposition to diverting some of that space for cycles by creating a cycle lane."
Thanks to Erica