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Friday, January 7, 2011

Metrobus, Buenos Aires, and Other Improvements



Driving in Argentina is another of my pet peeves. Yes, I love living here and proof of that love is not ignoring the ugly side.

The city, finally, has started to invest in infrastructure. Since I have been here it has looked like it has just been forgotten.

Now they actually have construction crews on the streets; they have reversed traffic flows on some streets. In Palermo there used to be three streets in between Honduras and Cordoba that all went in the same direction. I never understood what genius set that up to begin with.

They are working on a relief tunnel to help combat the flooding along Juan B. Justo. This one directly affects me as well since we get flooded on a yearly basis.



They started building bike lanes in the city; expanding the subways; putting more and more tasks on line so you don´t have schlep your way downtown and stand in lines; gave the citizens the ability to take pictures of drivers breaking the law and turning those pictures in!

It´s as if the city is starting to wake up from a very long slumber and hopefully this is just the very beginning.

There is still much to do and to improve. Meanwhile, I like what I am finally seeing and there will be a little bit less ugly to ignore or at the very least, I might not have to invest in hip waders anymore.

9 comments:

Miki's scrapbook said...

I feel the same way about Bs. As. I love the city but hate commuting. That's one thing I'll not miss when I move to California next month ... but the cafés, indie clothing stores, the pubs ... ooh ...

Frank.Sugar&Spice said...

I hear you Miki. But, wouldn't it be great if they actually start to tame the traffic here and they actually manage an improvement or two?

Good luck in Cali!

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hoilday in vendee said...

some nice videos there, goto know some investment is going into the city and make it what it really should be, one of the great cities of the world

Aparana Chauhan said...

Its good that there are some concrete steps taken to help combat flooding in the area. Also the development in the city is quite rewarding especially the subways and other major ifrastructure. Hope it improves more and more.

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Akie A. said...

Do they give out rewards for folks that send in pictures? What's the motivation for that?

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SOTIRIS said...

really interesting article :-)))