Did they actually raise their voices on this issue outside of coffee shop chatter? I'm guessing not.Pennywhistle wrote: Such a sad situation for all of the locals in that area that the government won't listen to their collective voices.
Well this tells you why it's being done. Can you imagine tearing up the road to widen it when it is already regularly jammed every day with traffic? You'll have numerous more people complaining about how the government didn't properly plan or think ahead about improving infrastructure before building out residential areas in the west.Pennywhistle wrote: I understand they want to stop the traffic jams and open the area up for a planned population increase in the west corridor,
I'm surprised the neighborhood group said anything, but I'm not surprised that it didn't change anything. Singapore has remove historic buildings and relocated cemeteries for infrastructure projects.Pennywhistle wrote: Thanks! I was also appalled at myself for saying something along the lines of they should make it better for the expats, while at the same time noting how unfair it was that locals weren't having their voices heard!
It seems as though they have been writing letters to the government and partitioning them to stop the road widening. From what I have now read about it, there is a neighborhood group of some type that wasn't even consulted about the proposed widening, they just kind of usurped them and laid down the law as such. It still seems to be going ahead regardless of the protest. Such a shame, and possibly also why it had me riled as I can't stand little people being trod on unfairly. (Even if it's all for show just to appease their concerns, then did the widening anyway).
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