Saturday, June 16, 2007
The busy street of avenida, under the LRT Carriedo station.
During the olden days, this street was once the bustling shopping center along with Escolta, however the construction of the LRT1 leave the stretch of Avenida dark and polluted...as what modernization sometimes brings. In this advent many establishments were forced to close their shops due to lack of patrons.
A few years back, Mayor Atienza had this project of "Buhayin ang Maynila" and the Avenida/Carriedo was rehabilitated into a pedestrian shopping center. This decision was received with mixed feelings, anger from hte transport group and a welcome relief for the pedestrian and vendors. I personally liked this project and i hope that Mayor Lim will not open this section to traffic again.