Welcome red light for traffic plan
I AM pleased about the scrapping of the Port of Spain traffic plan. As a resident of Woodbrook I read the news with relief and joy.
I was against this "experimental" plan from day one. I expressed my opinions vociferously, and did my part to ensure it would be scrapped by signing various petitions.
The two most vulnerable groups of citizens who were affected in my community were the senior citizens and children, added to the fact that Ariapita Avenue was literally turned into a "freeway", a free-for-all for motorists. Yes, this plan may have eased traffic into and out of Port of Spain, but was the human factor taken into consideration?
North and south of Ariapita Avenue is a residential community, despite what Mr Lee Sing says. There are churches, schools, hospitals, parks, libraries, theatres, shopping malls, supermarkets etc here. People were forced to cross Ariapita Avenue with bated breath, and several vehicular traffic accidents have occurred along the Western Main Road and Ariapita Avenue.
I hope the residents of my community can breath a sigh of relief, especially the vulnerable citizens, and go about their legitimate daily activities with less hassle, less inconvenience and less worrying about crossing Ariapita Avenue.