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Bucharest in photos

So the authorities decided to build a new passage, at Mihai Bravu intersection, over the Dâmboviţa river.

Not a long time ago, they inaugurated another passage over the river, and the new national stadium - called, in a rather kitschy manner, National Arena instead of Stadionul Naţional - was opened last Saturday.

I would say this is good, but I cannot help but to see that our Mair goes for very visible projects - the sort of projects people cannot ignore for obvious reasons (and the picture above is an example) - and also expensive projects, with costs of several hundreds of millions of euros. They also bring votes during the elections, true...

I don't say that building passages over passages inside the first ring of Bucharest is bad. My point is that more can be done with much less money, for instance remodeling the center of the city so that it becomes more walking friendly and encouraging bicycles (even if, true, it is difficult to use a bicycle in Bucharest: it's really warm from June to October and dangerous during the winter. But still.).

And if we were to speak about big projects, the first priority would be to finish the third ring, allowing cars transiting Bucharest to avoid the city itself - which is definitely not the case now.

Like this, I only get the impression that someone is running for easy votes. And I also get the feeling that the city becomes more impersonal.

2 comments:

Clique-cliche said...

ha! asta cand a mai aparut?

stranum53 said...

dacă nu mă înşeală memoria, cu restricţiile de circulaţie au început anul trecut, iar cu construcţia propriu-zisă, anul ăsta.