Bangalore is an impressive “garden city” best known for its large IT sector. I experienced an issue walking on the road where the sidewalk was not an option and I decided to take some photos of the obstructed sidewalks. I believe this city could probably afford to improve the situation for pedestrians so they don’t need to wander in the road with traffic so often. All these photos were taken within walking distance from my hotel, downtown Bangalore.
I am not suggesting that Bangalore isn’t a beautiful, clean garden city, these are just some things I had to walk around as I wandered the streets. I took all of these photos last night and today, it was not hard to find countless sidewalk obstructions and I did not post more photos I took that are too similar. Interesting coffee table book?
The most common sidewalk obstruction that causes the pedestrian to walk directly on the road in traffic is garbage.
Here see see a nice variety of sidewalk obstructions.
Construction materials often force people to walk on the street.
Did someone think this was the perfect place to dump a load of rubbish? I guess so?
Here pedestrians are cut off by a messily-fenced electrical panel against parked cars.
Do you recognize this, common in many Asian countries? See the ropes? That’s right, this was scaffolding they’ve taken down.
Another pile of dirt.
This permanent city-made obstruction supports the power grid. These obstructions are all over the place. Watch for traffic!
Vendors carts are a common blockage that pedestrians need to step around on the street.
I don’t really know, random construction leftovers?
This is just rough terrain. Not a lot of roller blading happens here.
Just some municipal things to walk around.
It’s probably not a live wire.
Watch your step, this hole is much wider than the length of my foot.
Noone will notice if I park here.
People don’t sue here if they stumble on the sidewalk.
Ladies overt your eyes! This is handy, on busy Church Street downtown. Yes, right on he sidewalk.
Here a few motorbikes obstruct the sidewalk. I took a neat video of this scene too.
Here some rotting garbage overflows the sidewalk onto the road.
This sidewalk isn’t obstructed, it’s just a bit uneven.
This laundress is not entirely blocking the sidewalk, it was just an interesting sidewalk photo for the collection.
Just a bit of a crevass.
Oh, am I blocking the sidewalk? Sorry, but there wasn’t enough space for me to fit parallel. Can you imagine someone doing this in the West!
These yellow traffic barriers are not improving the situation for pedestrians in their present use.
This little stretch of sidewalk seems to be prepared for a flood with sandbags.
This is just showing a bit of disrepair on the fancy sidewalk in front of Puma and other brand stores.
I accept this obstruction as being unavoidable.
I’m not sure what sometime was trying to do here. Did they have the idea that this palette could be used as a cover but it didn’t quite work?
A cow bed!
She is completely hogging the sidewalk with her produce. But I’m okay with that.
Yes, this is a completely obstructed sidewalk.
A bit of obstruction to walk around at the corner.
This sudden sidewalk crevass is about four feet deep.
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