Local September 13, 2021 | 9:46 am

Dominican capital in gridlock; nowhere to go

Santo Domingo.- The National District is already “a little bit” from overflowing its traffic capacity, heading through a section so complicated that if not fixed in time, could lead to an unpleasant crisis.

Traffic jams are the daily nightmare in the demarcation, which, in addition to disconcerting citizens, puts many on the brink of rebellion, El Dia reports.

The demarcation has the highest rate of vehicles: 1,380,075, including motorcycles, cars, SUVs, buses.

By 2020, a total of 1,049,567 people were living in its 91.58 square kilometers, where 71 neighborhoods and 277 sections.

To add to the anguish, Greater Santo Domingo, which bears the brunt of the capital’s traffic, which until the close of the fiscal period 2020, had a total of 2,150,011 vehicles.

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Paul Tierney
September 13, 2021 10:55 am

This congestion is because the decision makers on different levels of government do not want to make the hard decisions over limiting auto imports, limiting vehicles per residence, establishing congestion charge zones, banning vehicles without valid inspections from entering city, imposing heavy fines for illegal parking, and ect. ect. ect., all that will offend voters.

Hans Vissers
September 14, 2021 12:25 am
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Only communist countries can give citizens permission to buy cars or not. DR is not communist, so the solution must be different.
Take f.e. the city of Amsterdam and its surroundings
Citizens are given alternatives to the car. many don’t even own a car. Not because they cannot afford it, but they do not need it.
Not only people travel by bike, but there is an extensive and comfortable high frequency public transport. Busses, trains (also local trains with many stations), trams, metros, water taxis, road taxis and a system of car sharing.

Jean Guy Galipeau
September 14, 2021 11:12 pm

El gobernio debe investir en construir pista por las bycicleta