arshyam wrote:I think you'll agree saar, this is where BLR really shines. Even without tendersure, all roads will have a somewhat decent platform to walk on. It's one thing I've come to appreciate in the much maligned BBMP - they build a platform in all the roads, be it Whitefield or Lalbagh road. Tendersure has only made it easier to walk, leading to scenarios like vina saar posted above. In Chennai, otoh, platforms are a joke. If they exist. Beyond that, the less said the better. Oh, the roads are very good, far smoother than BLR's. But what Chennai has done for its motor traffic, it hasn't even thought about doing for its foot traffic.
Shyam this is somewhat dramatic - but I had to take a day off yesterday as I had a fall when my foot went into a small ditch while walking from Mantri Mall Metro station towards High Grounds. I have a black eye now.
For the last 1 year I have used public transport.
I used to take a bus to Majestic and then walk 1.5 km to work. From Majestic the main walking hurdles are piss and shit and garbage on the pavements - but most places have pavements. Also crossing the road near Congress Party office is life threatening
I live 200 meters from a South Bangalore Metro station which started functioning just over a month ago. The 1.4 km walk is bad. I have sent scores of complaints using the apps "I change my city" and the Police depts "Public Eye'. they do work but BBMP does not give a rats ass for pedestrians. However I see a role as a citizen to try and make things better.
Once I walked from race course to corporation. The area has fantastic footpaths, but it is a killer to tray and cross the road. There is no way of crossing Seshadri road without risking your life and depending on some yahoo who has paid the RTO for his driver's licence to see you and wait for you to pass