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Old 6th August 2007, 11:37   #31
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So why don't you sell your car to help ease the congestion - rather than
hoping that others not able to afford a vehicle will help ease it?
selling his car wont make a difference... but 10000 of those 1 lakh vehicles on bangalore's roads will...
i cant even imagine what sort of safety features that car will have, it's ridiculous to even imagine that thing on indian roads...
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selling his car wont make a difference... but 10000 of those 1 lakh vehicles on bangalore's roads will...
But if 50000 people like him give up their cars, then it will make as much
diff as not introducing 100000 motorbikes on the road.


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i cant even imagine what sort of safety features that car will have, it's ridiculous to even imagine that thing on indian roads...
"That car" - what car are we talking about?
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But if 50000 people like him give up their cars, then it will make as much
diff as not introducing 100000 motorbikes on the road.




"That car" - what car are we talking about?
tata's "1 lakh" automobile

and i think we could do better with improving roads and traffic sense rather than inventing vehicles (miniscule cars and minimopeds) to drive around the problem... that's what i was trying to say
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tata's "1 lakh" automobile

and i think we could do better with improving roads and traffic sense rather than inventing vehicles (miniscule cars and minimopeds) to drive around the problem... that's what i was trying to say
Why can't we do both? Why restrict smaller vehicles? Smaller vehicles
cause less traffic congestion than the bigger ones.
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Why can't we do both? Why restrict smaller vehicles? Smaller vehicles
cause less traffic congestion than the bigger ones.
because of indian mentality. all of us, myself included....

i'll give you an example. when i drive a car, i'm much more careful, i signal while changing lanes, i never jump signals that have juuuuuust turned red, i'm always looking at mirrors.
when i'm on my bike, i become the guy whom i'm always trying to avoid when i drive. i sneak by cars, bully pedestrians crossing the road slowly, i attach myself to larger vehicles when a signal has changed and i generally squeeze between the car and the footpath to get out in front.

the same can be said for all of us, i'm sure. now what if someone took my bike away.

this is a ridiculous argument anyway because it's never going to happen in india. that's the way we are, when you have a population of 1 billion, everyone's fighting for themselves, whether you're in traffic, in a queue for a movie or whether you're trying to get a job.

now i've forgotten what point i was trying to make.

ah yes, no 15000 bike.
use public transport.
half the people who ride bikes now itself shouldnt really be allowed on their own on the streets. they dont use indicators, ride in the middle of the road, etc etc.

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Valid concerns about the congestion. But I think these vehicles make more sense when we look from a rural and semiurban perspective. Where traffic is not an issue but transportation is.
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I think govenrment should improve the public transport and encourage people to use it.

More and more vehicles coming on the road would add up to the presnt traffic mess, might be big or small. there is already a lots of them which the present road are not able to handel.

I think infrastructure wise, govt can try to widen the road where ever its possible. but since the people who planned this city(Bangalore) dint think that this city would grow to this extent. so thats the rason that we find tiny roads every where.

I have both car and bike but have started to use public transport, wonder how things will be 5 years down the line.
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