Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Commercial Street, Bangalore

Finally! A proposal to limit Commercial Street to pedestrian traffic! Finding parking was a nightmare, anyway, what with all the parking spots occupied bright and early by none other than the merchants themselves.

We, the shoppers, after two or three rounds of futile trolling for parking, would end up parking about a 10 minute walk away and then do battle on the narrow street with even narrower footpaths with other harried shoppers, hawkers who push their wares in your face, street vendors who strategically occupy every street corner, one column of vehicles parked along the street and another column still engaged in the exercise of finding a parking space.

Now, if only someone has the bright idea of regulating pedestrian traffic to flow in one direction on each side of the road!

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