A city can call itself civilised only if it has a reasonable walkability score, but Chennai is now notorious for not measuring up. The media carries many announcements on expensive plans for total renovation of roads and footpaths, but not the loss of spaces along road margins that can be cleared up with executive measures, not major investment.
I use the Station View Road to reach the Kodambakkam railway station a lot. Here’s what it feels like to walk to this important travel point. (More Twitter Walkability handles on this list).