Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

PIDE Urban Monograph Series No. 4, 2020
Mobility, Cars, and Cities
Publication Year : 2020

The cities are the people, their activities, and the mobility people exercise. These cities, in themselves, provide the engines of growth for the countries. The cities need to allow freedom and facilitate mobility, and not restrict. Equitable service delivery and access to the city services ensure a robust economic activity and city growth; and, contrary, clique access to these facilities hinders the growth. Mobility in Pakistan is one such exercise that has been usurped by the car-owners in the garb of gentrification, road infrastructure development, and converting public spaces into parking spaces.

PIDE Urban Monograph Series No. 4, 2020
Mobility, Cars, and Cities
Publication Year : 2020

The cities are the people, their activities, and the mobility people exercise. These cities, in themselves, provide the engines of growth for the countries. The cities need to allow freedom and facilitate mobility, and not restrict. Equitable service delivery and access to the city services ensure a robust economic activity and city growth; and, contrary, clique access to these facilities hinders the growth. Mobility in Pakistan is one such exercise that has been usurped by the car-owners in the garb of gentrification, road infrastructure development, and converting public spaces into parking spaces.