Ministry of Public Works builds too narrow sidewalks; violating city ordinance

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Capital city councilman Mario Sosa (PRM-National District) is complaining that the Ministry of Public Works is building sidewalks where only one person can pass. Sosa says the sidewalks violate Pedestrian mobility regulations, as reported in Noticias SIN.



In a video on his Instagram account, the alderman maintains that the one-meter of sidewalks under construction by the Ministry of Public Works do not leave room for two people to walk next to each other, nor for a person in a wheelchair and there is no room for trees.



He denounced on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 that the construction of sidewalks carried out by the Ministry of Public Works and its contractors violates the Pedestrian Mobility Ordinance that calls for a minimum width of 2.4 meters and the Law of Urbanizations and Public Ornament No. 675-44 with the recent construction of...

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2.4 meters wide?! You can drive a car down a sidewalk that wide.
Maybe that is the intent, so people can park their cars on there and block the sidewalk as well as the street.
 
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2.4 meters wide?! You can drive a car down a sidewalk that wide.
Maybe that is the intent, so people can park their cars on there and block the sidewalk as well as the street.
They do that now anyway. Mothers with children often have to navigate around these vehicles and onto the busy roads / streets with unforgiving drivers / riders.
 
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