It’s been a while since i blogged, Facebook is taking me away from writing here. What is in this blog post was written as a post on Facebook but there was no interaction because i guess people just got sick and tired of discussing those issues. But i decided to write it down here as well, maybe. Just maybe my words will get the people to wake for a bit and start taking action.
My words are not discussing one issue only, it’s discussing several issues that probably concern every resident of this city.
There has to be a public demand from people to the Jordanian regime to start treating East Amman like the West of Amman. The rich are getting the best services, the best roads. They get parks and even better garbage disposals!, are we animals in the east?. We too deserve better treatment.
There will always be this wall between west and east Amman and there are two sides to blame for it, the regime and the people who are silent on this divide that is taking place and it’s getting wider and wider. This city has the ability to become one of the most beautiful cities in the middle east, and this doesn’t need much money. It can be achieved within the capabilities available.
Certain streets should be closed to traffic and turn into pedestrian only, yet we have streets like Wakalat turned into a public street after it was pedestrian only, we also have Rainbow Street which has been built to be pedestrian only yet traffic jams seem to have ruined it’s original plan.
The original builders of the city didn’t seem to have thought that in the future there will be more people and more cars…etc, streets are the same yet the number of cars increase each year, and in conclusion we will reach a point where no more cars will be able to be on the roads and we don’t have a proper transportation system to take off the load from the streets and ease traffic jams.
Governmental buildings are opening up on main roads which lead to traffic jams, people don’t stick to rules and park wherever they can find a spot either it’s legal or not. They just park and double park if they can. Supermarkets open up with no parking lots which lead people to park front of them on main roads instead of regulating them to build underground parking garages.
I could go on and on but i will stop here and let you people continue the rest, but one final thing. If we don’t demand all those things to be fixed Amman will turn into chaos. Think about it and let me know what you came up with. And don’t ask me why i wrote in English, i just did. And no i won’t translate.
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A VERY VERY concerned citizen of Amman