Ring Roads as Beasts to Be Conquered

This week I am doing some research on transportation and pedestrian issues in Bangalore. I was reminded of this excellent information diagram created by ThumbProjects last year. (Bangalore is the Dark Purple shape in the center).

RingRoadsBlore

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GiantSquid

In my head Bangalore’s ring road is unfathomably large, like some massive underwater giant squid that everyone knows is dangerous, but that you only experience in a tentacle that occasionally lashes out at you. I have been many parts of it in my year’s in Bangalore, but I have never experienced it all at once.

dragon

But if you look at this map, Bangalore’s inner ring road is more of a small dragon, that with the proper tools, policies and infrastructure could be harnessed and ridden to create a beautifully dynamic city rather than a blatantly dangerous one.

Are there other images or maps of Bangalore that help you understand the scale and the flows of the city and put it into perspective?

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