Are people now walking on the footpath or are they still walking on the carrigeway? Although factors like benches and trees are important, people must walk on it if it is a good footpath! Some of the footpaths built in the last 4-5 years have created an impression that they have narrowed the carriageway. However, in most cases, the footpath has simply been widened only up to the region that was anyway occupied by pedestrians!
As a result, even drivers have benefitted from these footpaths because pedestrians not walking on the carriageway has reduced the stress of driving.
So we decided to see what percentage of people walk on the footpaths, and here is what we found!
|Footpath||Where||% of pedestrians on footpath|
|F1||Between Parihar Chowk and Bremen Circle||98%|
|F2||Law College Road, near Film Institute||100%|
|F3||Jangli Maharaj Rd, near Hotel Subhadra||100%|
|F4*||Shahu College Rd, near BSNL office*||0%|
|F5||Market Yard Rd, opposite Mafco bus stop||100%|
|F6*||Rasta Peth, near Power House bus stop*||17%|
|F7||Shivarkar Garden Rd, near Vishal Mega Mart||39%|
* F4 and F6 are not among the newly designed footpaths. This shows that the new footpaths are indeed working to a large extent!