Friday, June 5, 2009

Karimun street curbs freed from traders

Side walk of Tanjung Balai. Blocked pathways forces pedestrians to walk dangerously on main road.
From Tribun Batam

Most of Tanjung Balai's street curbs/walkways are being used by traders as places to store merchandise, flower pots and also used for motor cycle parking. In fact the walkways main purpose is for pedestrian use.

There was a raid by local authorities on Mon, 1st June. This was to impress upon the traders that the walkways is for pedestrian use only, not as part of the trader's selling area.

Roads such as Jln Nusantara, Jln Pramuka and Jln A Yani are not very pedestrian friendly. Pedestrians are forced to walk on the main roads, which can be quite dangerous with the heavy flow of traffic.

The local authorities have given warning that this will not be tolerated and action will be taken soon if the traders do not clear up the problem.

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