Dec 31, 2012

Roads in Auroville

The road network of Auroville was designed as part of the city's master plan. The main roads in the master plan look like spiraling arcs coming out of a centre point, resembling a galaxy. Some of the main roads are there, most are yet to be constructed. Many roads or walkways have also been made not necessarily in accordance with the master plan. People solved their problems spontaneously instead of waiting for the master plan to be implemnted. This group of rodes are more organic in shape.

Whatever the case might be, there is hardly any straight line in the Auroville road network. Therefore, to go straight actually means to stay on the path no matter how dramatic the bends are.