Yes, we are all aware that Chennai isn’t the friendliest of cities when it comes to cyclists but here is something I spotted outside of Tidel Park along the very famous IT corridor/ Old Mahabalipuram road that totally baffled me. I mean what does this mean?!!!!
Does it indicate that cyclists are supposed to cycle only over the man-holes or from one such man-hole to another? I can’t imagine that to be a very comfortable ride…
Or are they simply saying that along this stretch cyclists only belong under the man-hole?
Or is it a bicycle parking spot??
Or is this an access door to a secret bicycle pathway/ network as part of the underground infrastructure of the city?
Now that makes me wonder what it would be like to be cycling beneath our cluttered road network? Imagine if we had a parallel car-free city functioning below where everyone only walks, cycles and uses public transport to get around? Definitely makes a nice urban section!