India, Aug. 21 -- Signalised intersections or traffic lights, as they are commonly called, are an important part of the mobility infrastructure in any city. They are not just places where vehicles stop when the light turns red, but also locations that influence the behaviour of a road user and his or her choices. Therefore, the Gurugram Traffic Police's decision to allow turning movements at key intersections, such as Subhash Chowk, is a step in the right direction.

To better understand the impact of this decision, we need to first look at how Gurugram moves. As per a GMDA study, 27% of the people walk in the city, followed by 26% who use two-wheelers, 10% who use cars and 4% who use cycles. The remaining 33% comprises people who use both ...