Articles by Varun Shridhar

Varun Shridhar is co-founder of The Footpath Initiative, a project to improve pedestrian safety in Indian cities. The project aims to understand specific risks that impact pedestrians, and to initiate data-driven advocacy in cities.

At least one pedestrian life in Hyderabad was lost every other day in 2019.   In total, 602 pedestrians lost their lives on the roads of Hyderabad between 2017 and 2019. More than half of them (52.4%) were hit by vehicles while crossing the road. A few others were victims of road crashes as they went about their morning walk, or while waiting for a bus or other modes of transport by the side of the road. And at least 14 children, all under 10 years of age, got hit by vehicles while playing by the roadside during this period.  The…

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