Road construction

I would like to clear up some misconceptions about the narrowing of 20th Street

I would like to clear up some misconceptions about the narrowing of 20th Street

And what some people have conceived as a complaint by residents as the lack of on-street  parking

Well my friend there are many more issues than the lack of parking. There are homes on 20th Street who have lost their access points to their home because no one stopped to think. There are families who will no doubt have to rethink family traditions – Christmas dinners, Thanksgiving,  family get togethers and barbecues because there is no parking – this is a loss of enjoyment of a home.

And what about the family with children still at home going to school who have a car and drive?

Then there is the issue of safety. Should an emergency arise and an emergency vehicle is parked on 20th Street this vehicle will park in the middle of the street, thus totally blocking the street off so no other vehicle would be able to pass by. Not even another fire truck nor a ambulance will be able to pass by. So if a police car beats a fire truck to the scene the response time to set up and respond to say a fire will be slowed because Murphy’s Law, the police car will be in the way parked on the street.

I wonder what the Insurance Bureau of Canada or the insurance company will have to say about this?

Paved shoulders and standard-width wide streets have benefits in three important areas: safety, capacity and maintenance.

George  Serhan

Vernon

 

Just Posted

Power out in large part of Vernon

Power went down around 4:30 p.m. in the middle of the city

Vernon pageant participant heads stateside

Samantha Sewell will represent North America at Miss Royalty International in Milwaukee

Vernon summer mural tours start with new guides

The mural tours started on June 28 and will run until Sept. 27

PHOTOS: Armstrong MetalFest rocks Hassen

Big crowds gather for popular two-day annual heavy metal music festival

UPDATED: Lane closed after fatal collision on Highway 97 east of Falkland

A man in his 60s is dead after a single vehicle crash on July 15

VIDEO: Okanagan Valley weekday weather update

Environment Canada says it’s going to be a rainy week

UPDATE: Youth seen with gun at Nanaimo mall, suspect now in custody

Woodgrove Centre shut down during police incident

B.C. man dies from rabies after contact with Vancouver Island bat

Last known case of human rabies in B.C. was 16 years ago

Crown recommends up to two-year jail term for former Bountiful leader

Crown says sentence range should be 18 months to two years for Bountiful child removal case

B.C.-wide police efforts identify Vancouver Island robbery suspect

Warrant issued for arrest of North Vancouver man for TD Bank robbery

VIDEO: Wolf spotted swimming ashore on northern Vancouver Island

Island wolf population estimated at under 150 in 2008, says VI-Wilds

B.C. couple bring son home from Nigeria after long adoption delay

Kim and Clark Moran of Abbotsford spent almost a year waiting to finalize adoption of Ayo, 3

UPDATE: special council meeting set for Wednesday, Basran in talks with province

Opponents of McCurdy house says she won’t ‘relinquish possession’ of more than 14,000 names

Private viewing for Elijah-lain Beauregard to be held in Penticton

Afterwards, there will be a celebration of life next to the Okanagan Lake,

Most Read