I write regarding the avoidable death of a woman due to a driver trying to leave his parallel parking space on main street. The unconscionable part of this is that this disaster was completely predictable.
The streets of Boquete are extremely hazardous to both vehicles and pedestrians. Today, on the Romero Street, I saw a vehicle with tires spinning so hard they created smoke while the driver was trying to back out of a parking. I cringed while praying that no one would be hurt.
All streets MUST be revised so that vehicles don't have the necessity to "jump" the uneven elevation between parking and the street itself. Please Mr. Mayor, order our streets to be fixed so that there is a smooth transition from the street to the full length and width of parking and place lines the width of each space. There should be a 6" rolled curb between parking and the sidewalk. How many more of us must die before this fiasco will be taken care of?
Suggestions? Readers: Please respond with your suggestions for how the town of Boquete can most rapidly make safe and long-lasting repairs to our streets.