Minister of infrastructure says the pedestrianization of Basseterre may help to resolve parking issue in the city

By: Chaïra Flanders

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 27, 2019 (ZIZ News): Minister of Public Infrastructure, Hon. Ian Liburd says making Basseterre a pedestrian friendly city may help to resolve the growing issue of parking.

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Minister Liburd was at the time discussing the growing number of vehicles now present on the island while addressing the media earlier this week.

He said, “We have over 30 thousand vehicles on St. Kitts now and that number is growing and I believe that we as drivers have to look at not coming to Basseterre to and looking a parking space in Basseterre. It opens an avenue again for someone, and it doesn’t have to be government, someone who can invest in a building for parking. I’ve heard discussion about an area over in Port Zante to accommodate about 150 vehicles”

He also noted that entrepreneurs can use this opportunity to explore other alternatives to solve the parking issue in Basseterre.

Minister Liburd said, “These are openings for entrepreneurs to invest. Those who have land or can buy land can provide parking for vehicle owners instead of coming into Basseterre because it may be much nicer to pedestrianize Basseterre. When you look at and when you go to ole San Juan or ole Montreal those are pedestrianized areas so perhaps we can pedestrianized Basseterre,”.

He said the idea to pedestrianize the centre of the city is a thought that should be considered for future development.

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