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Old 29th August 2007, 17:55   #16
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Quite common in Delhi during peak hours over the bridges.
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Old 29th August 2007, 22:53   #17
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Today I witnessed the same thing in Cathedral road. In the long stop traffic cause of the Anna Flyover signal, I saw many bikes going on the pavement, and one pedestrian walking on the pavement got frightened when one bike actually touched him to make way. Felt like slapping the rider who frightened the pedestrian. Its the pedestrian's area and not the bike's.

I agree about the 4 wheelers trying to acquire the pavement too..Saw this scene somewhere in Adyar. The tilt which the mini-van was having was kinda scary to look at; besides having many people in it.

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Old 29th August 2007, 23:37   #18
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Its not just Blore John. I've seen two wheelers ride on the pavements even here. One biker ended up scraping my car's side while trying to climb onto the pavement.

But a bus acting like a two wheeler thats really taking things for granted.
Happens all the time with bikes. My car got dented on the left fender when a biker decided not to waste the 15cm gap between my car & the pavement. He just put both his feet up & rode through scarring my fender & said ' sorry sir'.
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Old 29th August 2007, 23:47   #19
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I think I have a solution for this problem

Replace the reflectors on the lane markings with 6 foot high poles so that buses and cars cannot change lanes arbitrarily.

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Old 30th August 2007, 14:39   #20
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Ohh great, I used to think only Bangalore has these morons..
It's quite a regular sight on UP highways! Once I saw a driver tilt his bus so much that I was praying for the bus's passengers while driving my car at quite some distance. And sometimes some maverick blue line drivers of Delhi try and give you some excitement on the roads with stunts like these!
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Old 31st August 2007, 14:33   #21
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kaushik, it was even more amusing when BMTC buses used to climb over the median to take a U turn where there wasnt one. They would block the entire road on either side, just to complete the turn.
I wish all these Bus drivers should be sent to my place(Assam) for few days where people/passengers will take the responsibility to straighten them up.It's actually nice to see how well behaved the bus drivers there(though it was long time ago but I hope things haven't changed much)
I would like to explain one nice experience there. As you people know about how people try to hog the opposite side of the road in case there is a traffic jam and thus increasing the woes. Similarly while on my way to Guwahati just before the entrance of the city one have to cross a hilly road.There was an accident(a truck overturned) and the road was blocked. But I was amazed to see that none of the buses or trucks or cars tried to make their way through the opposite incoming lane which was empty.They all stayed on their side of the road and nobody tried to break the line.we were stuck there on the jam for around 3.5/4 hours and I must say it would have been a different scene all together here.But anyway that was a scene on the highway,may be situation will be different inside the city.
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Old 8th September 2007, 22:45   #22
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I had the privilage of watching bikers get on to the pavement, move forward a bit and find out the pavement is now at a height from which they cant get down easily !! .. me and my wife had a good laugh as the traffic jam cleared up and bikers were stuck on the pavement !!
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oh my god what if that bus had toppled you would have been stuck their for quite a long time! i also wonder what are the passengers thinking in the bus " all the tires in one side must be flat"

crazy bus drivers no IMPATIENT fellows!

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I think I have a solution for this problem

Replace the reflectors on the lane markings with 6 foot high poles so that buses and cars cannot change lanes arbitrarily.
Is that PHX? Seems like.
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Is that PHX? Seems like.
Indeed! I did a google search for lane markers and found that picture. The picture seemed familiar after I posted it here and then I found it is 101. I drive on that stretch every day
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I think I have a solution for this problem.
Replace the reflectors on the lane markings with 6 foot high poles so that buses and cars cannot change lanes arbitrarily.
Wouldnt work. I've seen some "naked" poles on the highway which at some point had a board on it depicting either the speed limit or directions. No offence Mayavi
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Wouldnt work. I've seen some "naked" poles on the highway which at some point had a board on it depicting either the speed limit or directions. No offence Mayavi
No no, I am not talking about sign boards. What I am suggesting is to erect poles or may be even walls separating a road from footpath and separating lanes (we already have road dividers for two way traffic). This way, once a vehicle enters a lane it cannot get out or change lane till it gets to a signal . May be we can leave will all surface roads to pedestrians and cycles and go underground with cars and bikes. One lane tunnels from point A to B... no over taking, no cutting off and no driving between lanes
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No no, I am not talking about sign boards. What I am suggesting is to erect poles or may be even walls separating a road from footpath and separating lanes (we already have road dividers for two way traffic). This way, once a vehicle enters a lane it cannot get out or change lane till it gets to a signal . May be we can leave will all surface roads to pedestrians and cycles and go underground with cars and bikes. One lane tunnels from point A to B... no over taking, no cutting off and no driving between lanes
reminds me of an express (single) lanethat bypasses lots of exits to merge again at the other end of the town.

i always avoid it because it's always slower than the regular lane (even if one person decides to stick to 50 MPH, whole traffic is slowed down). one accident and you are stuck for hours.
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