Monday, October 19, 2009

Simple Solution Here...

I can't help but think I have a very easy solution to this perceived problem... get rid of Councillor Tweel and replace him with someone that might have some common sense or either keep him busy building that pedestrian bridge over to Stratford that he was so gung-ho about a few years ago.... surely the City has enough rules and regulations blocking small business from efficiently carrying out their business than to actually put up more "no trucks allowed" signs up... the more roadblocks to Downtown the tougher it is on the Downtown merchants and what I mean by that is... if it takes a trucking firm "a longer time" to deliver their shipments then they're going to pass this extra cost on to the merchants, who in turn pass it on to the consumer, and all of a sudden the marketplace is less competitive... forcing more truck traffic on to University Ave will then push more cars back on to the side streets and I think I rather see a professional truck driver going through my neighbourhood as opposed to some of the people behind the wheels of these cars today.... if Councillor Tweel came forward with solutions to improving our access and egress to the main arteries into our City then he would be doing something....
Councillor seeks more signs warning off trucks
Monday, October 19, 2009
CBC News
Trucks in Charlottetown need to be told more often where they cannot go, says one city councillor.
The rules for truck-route signage in Charlottetown are under review. The current policy is to mark the official truck route, but not put up signs prohibiting trucks.
But there are exceptions, streets specifically posted with signs that read: "No trucks allowed."
Coun. Mitchell Tweel wants some of those in his ward.
"We have to have an equal, level playing field, and we can't be running a double standard," Tweel told CBC News Friday.
"You can't say we have a policy for one part of the city and a policy that doesn't exist for the other part of the city."
Committee chair disagrees
Tweel believes fewer trucks would travel down residential streets if the city adopted a sign policy that pointed out where trucks can't go.
Police committee chair Coun. Rob Lantz doesn't agree, and worries once truckers are told where they can't go, there will be a whole new set of problems.
"Once we go down that road, eventually we'll end up with people asking for a no-truck sign on every residential street in Charlottetown," he said.
Despite his own views, Lantz said he would take Tweel's suggestion to the police committee for consideration.

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