Why Mumbai’s iconic Marine Drive is ANTI People & not a #SmartCity Street!

Video Credit : Shovan Shah

Is Mumbai’s iconic street Anti People?

The Marine Drive’s 2 ft Road dividers is making it hard & unsafe for people to cross! In this video you will see that in our 3 km drive we saw very limited pedestrian crossing areas . It is heart breaking to see people ( young & elderly ) climbing and jumping across high dividers into speeding cars

According to standards by International Transport Engineers , The spacing for pedestrian crossings in intensive urban area is every 200 to 300 feet.


Its another example of city NOT for people. This is NOT Smart City!

Are our cities for people or for Cars??

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Prathima Manohar Prathima Manohar is the Founder of the Urbanism think do-tank “The Urban Vision . Prathima holds a bachelors degree in Architecture. She was awarded Stanford University’s prestigious Draper Hills Fellowship bestowed to rising international stars who work on issues related to Democracy and Development in 2011. She has been a Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center Fellow where she studied ICT for Good Governance, Gov 2.0 as well as entrepreneurship, Adaptive Leadership and Strategic Planning. She consults on urban design & urban policy related subjects with architecture and large development firms. As an urbanist, she has worked on projects and researched on issues such as placemaking , affordable housing, participatory planning and green cities. She has been a contributing columnist on architecture, urban development and design with India’s Leading News daily – The Times of India. She has been a contributing TV Journalist with France24 and TF1 where she did news reports and several documentaries on Indian economy, Developmental and Cultural issues. She has also written for the opinion pages of the International Herald Tribune , The Wall Street Journal and has reviewed for the Architecture Record. In 2017 , She was listed as top 50 Most Impactful Global Social Innovators at World CSR Day. She was awarded by the iGen Design Forum 2016 as the top 50 Next Generation Architects driving innovations in Indian Urbanscape . She was among Global Honourees of 2009 CONSIUSA’s “Young Leaders Program” which reconizes emerging leaders under the age of 40, who have distinguished themselves and have demonstrated leadership qualities and potential in various careers