Pedestrians' Dangerous Walk in Mumbai

The doubling of car traffic in the past 20 years in Mumbai has created a transit culture that has become dangerous for pedestrians. More than 44 percent of Mumbai citizens walk to work, and 78 percent road fatalities are pedestrians, a study finds.
August 9, 2011, 8am PDT | Kristopher Fortin
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Shrinking pedestrian amenities has made the city a more dangerous environment for walkers, reports Madhavi Rajadhyaksha for Tamil News Network (TNN reports are published on The Times of India):

"Footpath width ranged from nil to three metres on the trunk road from Worli Naka to the Racecourse , falling short of the mandatory minimum width in many pockets , despite a rush of 759 adults and 259 children every hour during peak hours. 'There used to be over three-metre-wide pavements in the past which have shrunk after a flyover was constructed and road widening undertaken. Existing pavements are reduced due to encroachments by electric and telecom boxes, trees and even bus stops,' said (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute) director Rakesh Kumar."

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Published on Monday, August 8, 2011 in The Times Of India
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