Half-Way-Tree stinks. No seriously it really does. The rectangle from Winchester in the East, Scotia in the South, Hagley Park Plaza in the West and just keep going North, what can I say… it stinks. Truth is this is not new. But over the last few years it’s been allowed to deteriorate so that it now looks like West Queen Street, so it got worse. And recently the vendors have been given marked out spots, so it is continuing to get worse.
How can the capital of the parish look the way it does? Pedestrians have to walk in the road at several places due to the sellers and the buyers. In the mornings especially the taxis park in the driveways and people have to go into the roads to get past. Of course at the corner of most intersections or gateways is another source of the stink. Can you imagine… men stop at the gate of the girls’ school on Hope Road and urinate … over and over again. Not to mention the entrance to NCB’s car park!
One wonders if the KSAC folks, being used to downtown, think that H-W-T should look the same. Add to that the lack of pride and downright nastiness of many of the users of the area. Is this really what we want the city to look and smell like?