India using Covid-19 to repurpose its roads for walkers and cyclists
The move is urgent due to the country’s high pollution levels and to improve ‘liveability’
Bangkok — India will make its streets and markets more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists as it emerges from one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns, a move urgently needed to curb pollution and improve liveability, urban experts said.
An advisory issued by the ministry of housing and urban affairs recommended the pedestrianisation of up to three markets in each city, and adding more bicycle lanes. City authorities must select the markets by June 30, and begin implementing short-term measures from October 1, it said...