In praise of sidewalks

Posted 8 September, 2007 by graham in india

Sidewalks, pavements, whatever you call them, they’re great! I bet you take them for granted; come to India, that’ll set you right.

Apart from the honourable exception of Mumbai (which I suspect is British built), there are no sidewalks in India. This means you, the stray dogs, the cows, the beggars and hawkers, all walk right down the road. The lorries, buses, cars, motorbikes, bicycles, auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws all bear down on you at high speed, honking if they can. No wonder there are so many crippled beggars here. I love sidewalks.

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