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‘Think global, plan local to end mess’

20 January 2012

NEW DELHI: Serious about bringing down its pedestrian death rate, New York City is improving 60 miles of road length every year. The plan is to make the megalopolis completely pedestrian friendly by 2030. Many other developed cities, too, have shown similar seriousness on pedestrian safety with master plans and strict laws. In Singapore, for instance, accidents can result in cancellation of driving licence.

……”Most Delhi roads don’t have a safe crossing. We need crossings that allow pedestrians enough time. At present, vehicles jumping lights eat up a lot of the pedestrian time at crossings. Walking facilities along roads are also needed and different modes of public transport should be properly linked,” says Dr Nishi Mittal, scientist at Central Road Research Institute…..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Think-global-plan-local-to-end-mess/articleshow/11561739.cms

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Written by csirindia

January 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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