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  1. #21
    Super Moderator Jacki's Avatar
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    Very unfortunate - and Aruba is still a very safe destination - you just have to be smart and take precautions as you would at home.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    There needs to be a walkover from the side with the Hotels to the Super Foods, if accidents involving pedestrians is to be prevented. That would be one less stress on the mind of visitors in going to the grocery; or even for those visitors staying at the smaller hotels on the same side with the Super Foods looking to walk over to the beach or to catch the bus into the city or up to the high rise area. Walkovers could even be applied to the High Rise Area and even in the Oranjestad, especially when the cruise ships are in port. These would help to cut down on the traffic from visitors darting across the street from one side to the other; while also insuring their safety. Security wise they could install Close Circuit Cameras on the walkover to keep an eye out for those that use them.

    Basically it all boils down to just observing the same precautions that you follow at home. Just because you're on vacation means you take leave of being cautious or careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vallond View Post
    There needs to be a walkover from the side with the Hotels to the Super Foods, if accidents involving pedestrians is to be prevented. That would be one less stress on the mind of visitors in going to the grocery; or even for those visitors staying at the smaller hotels on the same side with the Super Foods looking to walk over to the beach or to catch the bus into the city or up to the high rise area. Walkovers could even be applied to the High Rise Area and even in the Oranjestad, especially when the cruise ships are in port. These would help to cut down on the traffic from visitors darting across the street from one side to the other; while also insuring their safety.
    those walkovers would be great, especially going through downtown. half the traffic you have there is because of people crossing the street. remember, there are no lights there so you are constantly stopping. and that intersection by SuperFoods is bad, even in a car. I would never walk across the street there. I'd be more afraid of getting hit by a car than of getting mugged. A walkover would help with pedestrians and car traffic, too.

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    Any more info? I just read about potentially other incidents, can anyone confirm?

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    Wow, last year we walked several times from the phoenix to superfoods, always first thing in morning. We never had a problem, but I have now been schooled. NO more walking, taxi for sure.

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    if folks have more information and can site sources and/or can actually post some links to news media, all of us would be greatly appreciative.
    i also encourage our aruba forum members that are aruba residents to post links as well.

    even if the links are not posted in English, we might be able to pick out a few words here and there and get the general idea of the article!

    thanks

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