Thursday, December 24, 2009

"market street"

A batagor vendor on Jalan Aceh occupying part of the street and the sidewalk, an ugly sight and a source of traffic congestion and discomfort for pedestrians.

In many places in this city, the boundaries between the two seem to have blurred as more and more streets are turning into veritable markets. This may be good for the economy, but the costs in terms of traffic hazards and congestions and the damages it causes to the public facilities may very well exceed the benefits. I can only hope that there will some some sort of just and equitable solution to this problem.

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