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#395494 - 12/24/10 05:23 PM Taxis over the bridge up north...
SFJeff Offline
So evidently the San Pedro Town Board has granted taxi cabs permission to drive over the bridge 5-6 miles north? (one just drove by here.) Our Mgr confirmed such on the phone w/ them just now.

At least now if the Town Board is going to officially declare the utility right of way a "road" it's up to them to maintain it.

Hope the bridge holds up...

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#395500 - 12/24/10 05:48 PM Re: Taxis over the bridge up north... [Re: SFJeff]
SFJeff Offline
...also worth noting, the cab that just drove by was going about 30 mph... almost caused a nice mishap with a golf cart and some tourist (pedestrians) who had a hard time getting out of the way.

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#395501 - 12/24/10 06:10 PM Re: Taxis over the bridge up north... [Re: SFJeff]
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Yeah was surprised this morning to see them buzzing past our place. Heard that it is a thirty day trial, should be interesting!!!
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#395502 - 12/24/10 06:23 PM Re: Taxis over the bridge up north... [Re: SFJeff]
*I Do* Belize Weddings Offline
Yikes. Hope that bridge can handle vehicles.

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#395503 - 12/24/10 06:29 PM Re: Taxis over the bridge up north... [Re: SFJeff]
elbert Offline
I just came up the road and were all gona hafta start acting like were in traffic. The tourist meandering on golf carts ,stoping and turning without signals on a one lane dirt road is kinda scary.
I'm feeling a little road rage coming on!
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#395505 - 12/24/10 06:44 PM Re: Taxis over the bridge up north... [Re: SFJeff]
SFJeff Offline
Presumably, if the Town Board allows vehicles to go from town up north, they can make little argument for businesses/individuals who live up north to be able to go south to town???

I mean from a cost of business standpoint, to be able to load propane tanks, goods, etc into a pick up is certainly more economical than running a boat (and more comfortable/safe in bad weather/at night.)

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#395508 - 12/24/10 07:00 PM Re: Taxis over the bridge up north... [Re: SFJeff]
bywarren Offline
I find it contradictory that people involved in businesses: ie. developements, condos, resorts, restaurants,etc. are opposed to the infrastucture that follows, like transportation.
Granted, the taxi drivers are not a good example of safe and considerate transportation, but it would seem inevitable once you develope and promote tourism in the area that vehicular traffic will follow.

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#395517 - 12/24/10 08:31 PM Re: Taxis over the bridge up north... [Re: SFJeff]
elbert Offline
Listen to the news and postings of crime and violence in San Pedro,
of crack districts and crowded impoverished slums, why wouldn't we want to be conveniently connected to it.
The north residents and businesses have solved all their transportation issues with water transports, it keeps out the riff raff.
The road and bridge bring only trouble for us but convenient access and a much larger market for criminals.
Never had my house robbed until they put in a road for the robbers. Never woke in the middle of the night by drunk tourist until golf carts could make it this far.
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#395518 - 12/24/10 08:49 PM Re: Taxis over the bridge up north... [Re: elbert]
SP Daily Offline
The Grinch lives on....

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#395520 - 12/24/10 09:01 PM Re: Taxis over the bridge up north... [Re: elbert]
bywarren Offline
An all too common mentality. Surprisingly, with tourism comes tourists. Providing the infrastructure i.e.: sufficient water, power, roads, garbage and sewage disposal, a master plan with enforced building codes, crime control - including enforced traffic laws are the areas that need to be addressed. These are the issues that need to be solved in a community that has decided to place its future in the business of tourism - not complaining about, and trying to eliminate, some of the services that naturally evolve when that demand is created.

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