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Survey of Brigade Road - Residency Road towards Hosur Road

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Pedestrian Infrastructure

Here is a survey of the pavement of Brigade Road between Residency Road and the old Ashoknagar Police station.  This is along the left of the road as the traffic moves.

Decided to take a walk with my family from Richmond Town to Brigade Road.  What an unpleasant experience.  On the way to Brigade Road, bikes were on the pavement coming straight at us and honking.   Crossing the road at Vellara junction, I had to shout at the vehicles to let us go when the pedestrian crossing was green. 

Coming to this stretch itself, it is quite broad for the most part except when it reaches the old Ashok Nagar police station.  The footpath is in reasonably good shape but has broken stretches and even one part where there is the remnant of a bus stop (with the stubs of iron poles still in  the ground).  The road next to the footpath is very very busy as it connects CBD with Hosur Road and bikes often come on to the pavement to beat stationary traffic. 

BBMP needs to put guard rails along both sides of the road to prevent bikes from using the footpath.  Where breaks are needed to let vehicles into buildings (e.g St.Joseph's College of Bus. Admn>) bollards need to be put up perpendicular to the pavement to make sure bikes don't misuse the break.

Further near the old Ashok Nagar police station (now demolished and still not dully cleared), there is an apology of a pedestrian crossing.  Work needs to be done to make sure people can cross safely and have a place to stand and wait.

Plan to do a couple of surveys each week.  Images attached.

Srivathsa

 

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