Why Mumbai should get over its obsession with cars

Why Mumbai should get over its obsession with cars

There is no congestion charging, no bike-share scheme … no bus lanes even. Despite an estimated 91% of trips in the city being made on foot, bus or train, transport policy remains geared towards the car

Reclaiming the streets, Mumbai-style

London’s transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy has suggested that without sustained investment over the next 30 years, the British capital “will have the kind of congestion you’re looking at in Mumbai”.

With its severe and growing problems with traffic jams, Mumbai certainly sets an international benchmark for what the Economist has labelled “traffic bedlam”. Yet are these sorts of descriptions guilty of relegating Mumbai to a dystopian world of congestion, informality and lack of development?

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Source: Guardian Transport