Three Roads In Cubbon Park To Ban Vehicles And Become Pedestrian-Friendly Only

If you’re a runner, walker or skater at Cubbon Park, or you hit up the lung space for some quiet time, and Yoga, you’re in for a real treat. Hopefully, by the end of March, three main roads inside the park (which is actually and officially called Sri Chamarajendra Park) will see little to no traffic as the government is contemplating banning all vehicular movement there. According to the plan, the streets linking Hudson Circle to Central Library, the road from the Queen’s statue to Jawahar Bal Bhavan through to Venkatappa Art Gallery, and King’s Road from Queen’s statue to Cubbon Park Metro (the road that running parallel to the stadium), will likely not be open to motorists at all! 

In the same petition, made by the Horticulture Department, there is also a plea to ban vehicles inside Cubbon park on every fourth Saturday too. According to a report by The New Indian Express, the proposal for this as well as the three roads to be pedestrian-friendly only, has been accepted with the order coming through later this month! We cannot wait to go running in the park, without the fear of being hit by motorists. This also means, kids will be safer running about freely, in one of the few green spaces left in our fine city! And if you needed an excuses to love Cubbon Park, here are 10 Reasons More