Mario Sosa: Sidewalks so people can walk vs more traffic jams


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Feb 20, 2019

City councilor Mario Sosa estimates that Santo Domingo needs an investment of RD$3.2 billion in sidewalks. In a feature in El Mitín, Sosa writes that the public works budget for the capital city has been averaging RD$128 million over the past three years. The money is invested in sidewalks, parks, sports facilities, rain drainage, lighting and markets. The Carolina Mejía city government (2020-2024) has invested around RD$30 million in sidewalks.

“We need wide sidewalks where family and friends can walk to work, study, run errands and stroll. As the city ordinance states, ‘sidewalks are the most democratic component of the city’s road network,’ especially for the 63% of the population of Greater Santo Domingo who do not use their own vehicle as a mode of transportation,” he highlights in the feature.

“Until people in Santo Domingo can walk safely and comfortably, those who...

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Apr 23, 2004
Wider sidewalks will just allow more room for moto's, for those who are walking to dodge out of their way, also more parking area. oh forgot there is a law against parking on the sidewalk haha
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