This Week's News from El Semanario
Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:16 AM
Downtown merchants have been complaining for years about the parking problems downtown where a great many local people have been parking their cars early in the day and leaving them there for 12, 16 or even longer hours thereby making it difficult for locals and tourist who want to visit downtown to find a spot for their cars.
Now the government is doing something about it. They are taking bids now for a company to do the installation and they will go in in a couple of months. Youseff Salim Achach, the public works directory acknowledged that this was something new for cozumeleņos but the quantity of vehiclese on the island was becoming a problem that needs to be controlled for the good of everyone.
Posted 13 February 2010 - 01:15 PM
This will be fun to watch.
Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:31 PM
yeah, melgar will be interesting but it will be good.... as well as some more income for the city for passing over the time limit for those who don't put in enough pesos. i for one, love the idea. many locals i have talked to agree as well.
Calle 11 % Melgar y 10av
Edificio Portales, Local 1
Dressing Fishermen and Triathletes from Head to Toe
Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:02 PM
There is a real need for basic short term parking downtown. It seems that every downtown project has only complicated the situation for business. I have my doubts they can pull it off without major negative design flaws. Downtown is dying economically, lots of empty retail space that will never be viable as retail. About the only way I can see any revival is to have more offices, more governmental services and parking will be essential as well as mass transit access. The widened sidewalks look good, but eliminated a lot of parking. The saddest to be affected were the elderly still living in original homes.
If they are going to attempt to solve the parking problems with meters, I hope they can come up with a far better design plan than their track record so far.
Since the plaza is slated for a complete overhaul to be better able to accomodate large crowds, the first anticipated would be the bicentennial celebrations in September....maybe the logical solution especially if they could combine the design talents of the people that brought us the ferry pier and the Palacio park... turn the downtown plaza into a metered parking lot! They could have exits for cars pass through the Plaza Sol building.
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