Great streets: The perfect solution to decongest Mumbai, end traffic snarls
A great street contributes to what a city should be. People must be able to get to the street with ease, whether they are walking, cycling, using a wheelchair or waiting for public transport. In Mumbai’s prime business district of Lower Parel, plans are underway to implement such a model. #onechange
Streets form the foundation of any development model — they do not just shape human health but also determine the growth prospects in the future, without compromising on environmental ideals. Research reveals that more than 80 percent of public space is dominated by streets in urban cities. In the words of urban designer Allan Jacobs, there is a need for great streets. But what are they? “It is those that make a community. A great street should be a most desirable place to be, to spend time, to live, to play, to work, at the same time that it markedly contributes to what a city should be," he describes.