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Encroachment on cycle tracks in India

I just got a mail from an bicycle advocate in Pune, India with some pictures of encroachment on the bicycle lanes. Here are some of the best ones.

They have 140 km of cycle lanes in Pune actually, but the concept of segregation may not make the most sense in a place where traffic is usually a mix that includes busses, cars, cyclists, cows, auto rickshaws and the occasional horse or elephant even.  This may explain why encroachment is a big issue.

I’m not sure if the best solution is enforcement and education or something different developed for shared use of road space for the Indian context?