Architect Manit Rastogi is seeking to transform the canals of Delhi, India by using new technology to treat sewage and turning the now polluted corridors into a network of bike and pedestrian greenways. In a report and the below video on CNN, Rastogi says the city “will then be interconnected with an eco-friendly and safe transport network.” Reportedly, three pilot projects are being considered.
Cities across the globe contain these linear waterways, and there is great prospect to provide new recreational amenities and safe and pleasant non-motorized transport routes. (In Delhi, nearly 50 percent of all traffic deaths are pedestrians.) Here’s the video: