Woke up to the loud cheers down the street, drew the bedroom curtain and saw road converted to #EqualStreet Children skated in the middle of the road, cyclist did acrobats on their cycle wheels, musician played tunes. The street was bustling with excitement, it seemed like a street party. All the traffic was diverted to one side of road while the other side of linking road was converted to sporting ground during the early hours of this Sunday morning..
The idea behind this #EqualStreet is to take back street from oppressive traffic. It has become impossible for pedestrians to walk freely on the road because of lack of footpaths and cycle lanes.
In an attempt to help reclaim streets for people, EMBARQ India has initiated “Equal Streets – A Citizens’ Movement” with the help of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and Mumbai Traffic Police, and with support from the Times of India Group.
Equal Streets is here to stay and will be held every Sunday at different streets of Mumbai.
Do visit their Facebook page to know about the events taking place on Sundays.