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The Hindu: Tamil Article 3
Source : The Hindu

The third of a 5 part series published in the Tamil edition of The Hindu, talks of how vulnerable road users like pedestrians are rarely given space on the roads. Typically pavements are rare, forcing pedestrians to walk amidst traffic or weave around parked vehicles that take up the pavement. Talking of the high incidence of accidents where pedestrians are injured or killed in India, the article highlights how forward thinking policies in countries like Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are making cities pedestrian- and cycle-friendly, thus reducing road accidents by 30%.