Vinay S, an active member at Hasiru Usiru has obtained detailed information from BBMP on upcoming signal free corridor projects. Many people think that the project(s) need some serious scrutiny for the returns they promise on investments. Its one thing to make a relatively new road like Outer ring road into a signal free corridor, and another to talk about turning more than half dozen radial roads signal free without a clear plan for each and every interesction that lies on the way, or more important, without commensurate or alternate investments on public transport (like priority lanes for Big10 routes). Many feel that without such clarity, these corridor projects may end up being "bottleneck shifting" or "more parking space for free" projects.
Vinay has promised to mail over all documents he has obtained (will upload them here as soon as I get hold of them). We may need to scan and upload some sketches as well.
BTW, use google/yahoo map and check out San Francisco, supposedly an official "sister-city" of Bangalore. Take a look and tell us all how many signal free corridors you find criss-crossing that city . Not many, and not even to zip through the heart of this city in a very car friendly state.
|Signal Free DPR - Old Airport Road.pdf||549.98 KB|
|Signal Free DPR - Magadi Road.pdf||324.21 KB|
|Signal Free DPR - Mys Road to CSB.pdf||514.91 KB|
|Signal Free DPR - Rajkumar Road.pdf||459.2 KB|
|Signal Free DPR - Bannerghatta Road.pdf||392.89 KB|
|Signal Free DPR - Mekhari Circle to Hope Farm.pdf||645.39 KB|