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Walkability Quotes

“Sri Lanka has pushed for road rehabilitation projects to recognize walkways for pedestrians.”

Don S. Jayaweera – Director General, Sri Lanka Ministry of Finance and Planning, Transportation Sector

“Those who have less in wheels should have more on roads.”

Atty. Antonio Oposa, Jr. – 2009 Ramon Magsaysay awardee for environmental activism

“The best walkability in Asia is in its airports!”

Sophie Punte – Executive Director Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center (CAI-Asia)

“Soon, Kathmandu will have pedestrian pavements with green spaces, street lights and amenities where people can walk, play and rest.”

Mr. Keshav Sthapit – Commissioner, Kathmandu Valley Development Authority


“Islooities demand more pedestrian crossings”

 Saadullah Ayaz – Climate Change Coordinator/ Pakistan Country Network Coordinator

Streets and sidewalks are the main public places of a city; they are its most vital organs.

Jane Jacobs – writer and urban planning activist


“Congratulations to CAI Asia for this walk to future. Walk on!”

 Chandan Roy Sanyal – Indian Actor

“We want livable cities with well designed sidewalks, safe cross walks and network of green spaces. Make laws to protect walkers and their space stringent. Our Right To Walk is non-negotiable.”

Anumita Roychowdhury – Executive Director of  Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)



“Safe walking infrastructure is a pre-requisite to any robust and successful mass transit system. Most access and egress trips tends to be by walk.”

Himani Jain – Program Lead on Transport, Shakti Foundation



“We need to recognize that urban transport is primarily about people, not motor vehicles; therefore, we need an urban transport policy which does not privilege the minority who use motor vehicles, but rather, provides accessibility for all.”

Prof. Madhav Badami – Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill University

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