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Santo Domingo. - Santo Domingo mayor Roberto Salcedo yesterday reiterated the City Council’s ban against the construction of a pedestrian bridge over the 30 de Mayo highway (Malecon) in front of Unicaribe University, being built illegally by the OISOE government agency.

He said the City Council "cannot yield to the request, because the future interest of the university is to create a parking lot at the Malecon sea coast for 300 vehicles morning, day and night."

The mayor called on Unicaribe to build its own lots as other universities have done. "Unibe, PUCMM, UASD Apec all have built their own parking."

"The construction of a pedestrian bridge over the 30 de Mayo highway would set a negative precedent for the city, since there are other businesses such as hotels, which also want it and the Malecon seaside promenade cannot be filled with concrete above," he said.

“This is an exceptional case. “We’re speaking of an university, which is a business. They can’t expect the city to resolve their parking problem,” Salcedo said, and vowed to take the OISOE to court.

Salcedo spoke during the signing of an agreement with Apec University through which its students clean beaches three days per year with the City Council’s support.

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5 comment(s)
Written by: BASTA, 21 Jun 2013 8:23 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Written by: josean, 21 Jun 2013 8:24 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

I support the PURPLE Mayor's position against "GARBAGE" University!

Written by: bernies, 21 Jun 2013 12:35 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
Stand your ground. They can either build their parking spaces somewhere near the university and or move to another location when they can enough space to have parking.
Written by: josean, 21 Jun 2013 12:38 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

See berines sometimes even you make sense!

Written by: Adamo123, 25 Jun 2013 1:15 PM
From: United States
It is more about a pedestrian bridge. Which will most likely help people crossing the street without being hit by cars. People will always have the need to cross the street regardless of the creation of a new parking. Not everybody owns a car and most of the student will be using the public transportation system. Crossing the Malecon boulevard is not that easy....I seen it, and even exit or entering a hotel on that street by car is a headache due to the traffic. It is all about saving people's life. Though, I understand the concerns that by letting the school build that bridge it is going to set a bad precedence, because once you let it happen, all other businesses on this street would want to have one too for easy access to their business. Hence this my take away from the beauty or the panoramic view along that coastal road. The mayor needs to weigh the pros and cons and determine which one should be considered. Look into the humane and economic approach and see which on is heavier.
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