Friday, November 23, 2007

Rainbow Street

I would love an explanation as to why JD 1.8 million has been spent on Rainbow Street and the reasoning behind certain ideas. I think it is fantastic that the old areas of Amman are being preserved and conserved but I really hate to see the load of concrete at the beginning of the street by the First Circle and further along in a small empty space past Jordan Petroleum which has also been concreted over. What is the point of the cobblestones which are so uncomfortable to walk and drive on? And why are there gutters on each side of the road with no drains built in? It is difficult to know whether to park in the gutter or not.

Will the road be open for pedestrians only at certain times?

I suppose what brought all these thoughts on is that I was driving down there yesterday, turned a corner and went over some bolts sticking out of the road and completely destroyed one of the tyres on my car! T
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Blogger Ammar said...

It seems the intentions for improvment is there, howeve, the correct vision and planning is not.

Amman Mayor has started a new blogging site for Amman Greater Municipalities, you can post your viable thought there, maybe we either make a difference or understand something that was outside the scope of our domain of comprehesion

Friday, November 23, 2007  
Blogger MommaBean said...

T, that's miserable. Sorry to hear about your tire! I'm with you on the oddness of the Rainbow Street project. You certainly can't walk on it and El 3atal had a taxi try to refuse to drive him up it. He insisted, but... It seems like they did the asphalt rather than the cobblestones where there are no shops (e.g. between JP and the Bristish Council). Regardless, good idea, pretty awful execution...

Monday, November 26, 2007  

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