Role of Dedicated Walkways and Cycleways

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Introduction
Our cities in Asia are urbanising at a very fast pace. Though the change in economic lifestyles in our cities can be seen as a positive indication, the are various disbenefits from the choices our cities make especially in the urban mobility sector.
Cities continue to perceive motorisation as an upgrade to the current quality of life, this can be seen in the amount of investment in automobile friendly infrastructure. We build fly-overs, expand roads and provide various free services for automobiles users esp. cars and motorcycles. The consequences of these decisions are shadowed by the increase in automobile use which is considered a positive indicator of development. This “predict-and-provide” fashion of supporting motorisation puts cities into a vicious cycle of transportation.

 


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