The Bombay Greenway Project
The plan presents a long-range vision & envisions a 21st century Greenway where the existing railway lines are to have a continuous public space; a “green…
Today, the city of Mumbai, the hub of India’s financial activity and home to a population of 12.7 million, is precariously poised on the precipice of lopsided development, dangerously slipping into the ravine of degeneration due to insufficient civic infrastructure showing up as filth, squalor, homelessness, bad health and other ills. Alan Abraham and Abraham John of Abraham John Architects have come up with a proposal of adding much needed public space and green lungs to the city by...
Uninterrupted cycling & pedestrian corridor above Railway tracks. currently approximately 10 people die daily (3700 per year) while crossing railway tracks!!! This is in addition to thousands being injured yearly. These dedicated corridors would also allow for faster & better train services.
Proposed corridor for pedestrians & cyclists, pedestrians crossing - The Bombay Greenway does not only seek to address the North-South nature of the Railways but also to allow for a greater East-West interconnectivity. Connections have been proposed in several areas allowing for a system of interchangeable modes of transport with government & public participation
The Bombay Greenway Project compared with major open spaces at local & international level. The Bombay Greenway is not designed for cars, but for people & public open spaces that communities can thrive in. It is designed for the future, for green active modes of transport that reduce carbon footprint in the city.
THE DESIGN of the Greenway allows for a multiplicity of uses that a modern city like Bombay should expect from its public spaces: the railways double up as a vibrant park for commuters and visitors, cultural and retail re-invigoration, E-W connectivity, environmental restoration, green transport