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Costa Rican capital unveils first street sign plan

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 00:57

Sept. 28 - Costa Rica launches a plan to finally name streets in the capital of San Jose. Lily Grimes reports.

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Forget 'Do you know the way to San Jose,' until now it's knowing your way around the Costa Rican capital that's been the problem. On Thursday the city unveiled its first plan for street signs. Amazingly San Jose - home to more than two and a half million people - has never had proper street signage and residents and visitors have relied on landmarks for directions. And it's a particular problem for mail. This postal worker says almost half of all letters can't be delivered at a loss of around 700 million U.S. dollars a year to the economy. But the plan to install over 22,000 street signs in the city is expected to meet with resistance from many local residents - happy with simply relying on local knowledge to find their way around.

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Costa Rican capital unveils first street sign plan

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 00:57