We Built This City

What do you love most about the city / town / place that you live in? What do you like the least about it? If you were mayor, what would be the most important problem you’d tackle? How would you tackle it?

I don’t think one person can make that much change in a place like mine but I’d give it a go. The city can be bustling and crowded and alive but post 8:30pm-9pm the city goes dark and almost dead. Night life is almost non-existent over here. Yes there are some people still hanging around and going to bars and eateries but overall it is a sad sight to see. And that is because we do not have public bus services running past 8:30-9pm. Hence those who do not have a vehicle of their own will not venture out too late, especially not many women.

I would try and get that rectified. Increase the number of safe & secure public bus services running till 1 or 2 am. More people can safely venture out on the streets and have a good time. Seeing more people out at night, the shops, hotels and bars can also keep later hours. Increase police presence ofcourse but once this becomes the norm even that won’t be required as much, due to the fact that there will be a lot more people and families especially out at night and it will be a lot more safer.

I would also want more public toilets (port-a-lets), rest rooms, guesthouses for out of towners, safe houses for abused women, dog & cat shelters, homes for the homeless and all that. Food & soup kitchens for the homeless. I know it is asking for a lot over here. But we need this. Our people need this.

Prompt from the Daily Post at WordPress.com.

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