Closing vehicle access to Mon Choisy public beach

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  • Bernardo

    I think issues are being mixed here. Authorities have closed certain areas leading to the public beach because of erosion. That’s a step in the right direction. Moreover it is fundamentally more important to protect beaches than to provide parking space for the public.

    Most of the time, things can always be done better… However when you talk about other related yet different issues (i.e. private kiosk, public toilet), you are mixing problems and you are losing focus from the main point being discussed…

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    My point is that the authority has always been unconcerned about the problems on the beach. Can you imagine eating in a restaurant, initially a toilet? Fortunately justice has brought this project to an end. As for the water sports thing, yes, they are part of the erosion causes in that particular area: Planting permanent kiosks (with concrete) onto the beach as well as parking their lorry as close as possible to the beach itself.

    I haven’t deny the benefits of closing the access to vehicles but rather my concern because unlike in other beaches, the parking facilities seem to be inadequate.

  • http://tinyurl.com/2f7olfl Mike

    This had to happen sooner or later. Erosion and the deterioration of the ground by visiting vehicles is a major concern. It is necessary to preserve the beach area otherwise the alternative is deterioration in the near future. Perhaps the initiative does not go far enough. This change will certainly not please most people used to the freedom of close parking under the trees. I too feel that the “old relaxed” Mauritius is slowly disappearing.

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    My point is that the authority has always been unconcerned about the problems on the beach. Can you imagine eating in a restaurant, initially a toilet? Fortunately justice has brought this project to an end. As for the water sports thing, yes, they are part of the erosion causes in that particular area: Planting permanent kiosks (with concrete) onto the beach as well as parking their lorry as close as possible to the beach itself.
    I haven’t deny the benefits of closing the access to vehicles but rather my concern because unlike in other beaches, the parking facilities seem to be inadequate.

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    Sort of. The parking area and the beach are 2 different areas.

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