Saturday, December 6, 2008

Roads for All

I shot these pics on my way to my office in Gurgaon from Delhi. One of the roads in the pics is a highway connecting the states and the other a 4-lane bypass. Both the roads attract a lot of high speed traffic most of the times. Despite of the speed of cars and other vehicles, the cows are undeterred and eager to use the same road space.

The problem of stray animals in India is a big problem and shall be addressed intelligently. If the government cannot stop cattle owners to let their animal loose, then at least they should re-design the road to accommodate both type of traffic - Human and Animals. No wonder, as designers we always wished for sustainable development and eco-design. Now is the time to design.

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