Living in Peru
Certain changes in the area have upset some members of the community, mainly because of the rise in traffic and public transportation vehicles coming through areas like San Martin and Pedro de Osma.
Locals are scheduling a public protest at Parque Raymondi to make it known to the rest of the community of the problems that face Lima’s artisan district. Many of the problems deal with pollution, traffic congestion and neighborhood care. For some specific details, here’s a list of what those problems are:
The number of micros (combis) going through San Martin and Pedro de Osma have tripled
Many of the roads are filled with deep potholes, making it look like Avenida Lima and El Sol, which are badly maintained
The level of air pollution is high, making it difficult to breathe
The municipal has taken down all the trees in Bolognesi and failed to replant new ones
Bolognesi is now serving as a divider, separating the community in Barranco
The construction of Obra del Metropolitano still has another year and a half left before its completion
And the most important complaint of all, no one from the municipality has stepped forward to ask the community if these changes were alright
Organizers are calling upon any supporters to come to Parque Raymondi on February 4 at 6:00 p.m. to help "save Barranco."