Cairo has been recently undergoing a massive reformation in its infrastructure, which many would view as developmental. But what most people tend to overlook is the permanent effect on the residents of those areas, and how their urban experience is gradually deteriorating. Residential life in those areas has been permanently altered without giving enough thought to the entire consequences of such decisions.
Crossing a street in Cairo isn’t a luxury or a fun activity, it is inevitable especially given the public transport systems that don’t accommodate otherwise. It’s not an unusual scene to see individuals who are standing helpless waiting for a gap between fasting vehicles. Likewise, car run-overs are becoming more frequent. Those structures were installed with only one objective in mind, to pave the roads of the entire city towards a distant new capital, no matter how destructive to the city this becomes.