Of signal-free corridors

While car owners may have (arguably) gained a lot from the flyovers and signal free corridors that the government seems to be intent on making, it is the pedestrians who have ultimately lost. I remember a time when the road below baloch colony bridge was considered one of the most dangerous roads to cross. Now it seems university road, gulistan-e-jauhar, a major stretch of shara-e-faisal and i don’t know how many roads have become just as dangerous.

We definitely need a LOT more footbridges. But one more important thing that we need is driving etiquette. Footbridges can be built if the government has enough money, but how does someone teach driving etiquette?

6 Comments so far

  1. Shamsi (shamsi) on April 19th, 2008 @ 9:33 pm

    and how about 2 wheel riders, animal carriges, motor rickshaws.

    Its nothing to teach – it starts from HOME.

    a. Be Human
    b. Respect others
    c. Act Human

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  2. starkcontrast (stabani) on April 19th, 2008 @ 9:34 pm

    to be honest, pedestrians most of the time don’t want to use the overhead footbridges.

    and driver’s will never learn. The lane behind Karachi Ghymkhana, for example, always packed with people parked with such little place left that even a rickshaw has a hard time getting through.

    It’s time for driver’s ed people!

  3. calyps on April 20th, 2008 @ 12:49 am
  4. MB (kar_munib) on April 20th, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

    When mansoor brother was posting about these flyovers and road construction i appreciated them but at the same time i had pointed out that this is not the complete picture, ie there is a good number of money going into pockets and there is a lot of unplanned development.

    The issue with pedestrians was being highlighted ( at least by me) many times saying the % of people who own a car is less then those who use public transport and also the footpath but no one is taking that into considering. Now the issue seems to be taking space in PAPERs because of the accidents occurring due to this.

    SF where my office is i am seeing (hearing) incidents more then i used to do in past. The worst is the baloch colony bridge.

    Also the road from Jail Chowrangi to Hassan Square, did anyone notice the gutters popping up everywhere and you cannot drive in one straight line, the result is in good speed you have to play zig zag.

    Who is responsible for all this new mess?

    We dont do work but when we do , we do it with our heads

    The only two good roads i found were the MAZAR E QUAID to JAIL chowrangi road and the NEW KARACHI road. They are good.

  5. Shamsi (shamsi) on April 20th, 2008 @ 5:37 pm

    the Bulges of Gutters on the main thoroughfare are "stupidity" & "malafide designing" – MB those bulges are not only there. These even exist at entry & exit of every Underpass. – Some are levelled after MAJOR accidents, some still are threat.

    the road between – Board office & sakhi hasan round about is over 35 years old. – in between only patch work is done that too when heavy trailer ployed, but never major repair other then one patch near the bus-stop which is constant problem since the closure of intersections. "reason" KDA scheme 2 (North Nazimabad) was designed by the Italian town planners and developed under their supervision.

    Why is that Foreigners can think 40 40 years ahead for people they don’t know, – and WE fail to think 4 years ahead for our own people.

  6. reba on April 26th, 2008 @ 11:52 am

    Even footbridges dont always work, there are a lot of people who simply dont use them; either because they are old and cant climb stairs, they’re scared the bridge will fall down(this is karachi man- we have fly-overs collapsing), or they’re just plain lazy!!

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