Thursday, November 19, 2009

In a recent survey….

In a survey of their readers, Vegabajadigital found that 61% do not agree with José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero that the worst of the economic crisis is over. Sadly, I think they are probably right. All the information I have read shows that, although there will be signs of recovery in some areas, unemployment in Spain will worsen over the next year.

The online newspaper then goes on to ask its readers about the proposals to build two new car parks in Orihuela. One is for 400 places on the site of the Bullring and the other for 600 places is on Avenida de Teodomiro.

You will recall that the council set out plans to rebuild the bullring to be used as a multipurpose venue; not just for bullfights but for other events as well.  For the Avenida de Teodomiro, the council want to re-urbanise the zone with a boulevard, extend the pavements and generally modernise it.

Whilst the idea of redeveloping both areas have met with approval there are some that do not agree with the building of car parks. Are they mad? Orihuela must be amongst the worst of places to park that we have ever been to. If anywhere desperately needs more parking spaces, it is Orihuela. Admittedly you can always find a space at Ociopia, that is a bit too far out for most of the places you want to visit in the city.

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