Vehicle variety leading to congestion

  • Many different types of vehicles are clogging up Dhaka’s Mirpur Road. None of them bother to stay in their own lane. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Many different types of vehicles are clogging up Dhaka’s Mirpur Road. None of them bother to stay in their own lane. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The number of motorcycles on Dhaka’s streets has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Their reckless driving has added even more chaos to the city traffic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The number of motorcycles on Dhaka’s streets has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Their reckless driving has added even more chaos to the city traffic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The number of motorcycles on Dhaka’s streets has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Their reckless driving has added even more chaos to the city traffic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The number of motorcycles on Dhaka’s streets has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Their reckless driving has added even more chaos to the city traffic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The number of motorcycles on Dhaka’s streets has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Their reckless driving has added even more chaos to the city traffic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The number of motorcycles on Dhaka’s streets has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Their reckless driving has added even more chaos to the city traffic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dhaka’s drivers do not have a habit of following traffic laws. Many drivers are even reluctant to allow an ambulance to pass ahead of them. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dhaka’s drivers do not have a habit of following traffic laws. Many drivers are even reluctant to allow an ambulance to pass ahead of them. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dhaka’s drivers do not have a habit of following traffic laws. Many drivers are even reluctant to allow an ambulance to pass ahead of them. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dhaka’s drivers do not have a habit of following traffic laws. Many drivers are even reluctant to allow an ambulance to pass ahead of them. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dhaka’s main roads do not have separate lanes for bicycles. As a result, bicycle riders in the city take on extra risk to navigate its streets. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dhaka’s main roads do not have separate lanes for bicycles. As a result, bicycle riders in the city take on extra risk to navigate its streets. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dhaka’s main roads do not have separate lanes for bicycles. As a result, bicycle riders in the city take on extra risk to navigate its streets. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dhaka’s main roads do not have separate lanes for bicycles. As a result, bicycle riders in the city take on extra risk to navigate its streets. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The presence of rickshaws on Dhaka’s busy roads forces other vehicles to slow down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The presence of rickshaws on Dhaka’s busy roads forces other vehicles to slow down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The presence of rickshaws on Dhaka’s busy roads forces other vehicles to slow down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The presence of rickshaws on Dhaka’s busy roads forces other vehicles to slow down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi