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Vibrant street life encourages people to walk & cycle around: Study

DNMUM439228 | 7/14/2019 | Author : Sidharth MP | WC :449

Walk the talk Promoting walkability is a key measure to bring people into the public space and reduce congestion
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Madhava Priyan, a Chennai resident decided to seek a loan in 2014 to purchase a new apartment that was closer to his new workplace. If he were to travel to work from his former residence, it would mean a 30 km drive that is over two and a half hours every single day. While his former residence was located in the heart of Chennai, the move led him to southern part of the city, that was closer to the core industrial area. Now his daily journey is less than 30 minutes, despite the heavy traffic.
Chennai- also known for being the automobile hub, has a bustling public transport network that includes local trains, Metro rail and government buses. But the rapid expansion of the city has only congested the existing infrastr
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