Decision to install stop signs a poor one

Most of if not all French Creek/Parksville residents will agree with Mr. Western’s July 4 letter’s contention that the new (French Creek/Parksville) stop signs at the Wembley-Ackerman Road ‘T-section’ make a bad situation worse.

If safety is the issue, efficient fluent traffic flow is not enhanced by the new two unnecessary stop signs as they impede efficient traffic flow thereby compromising traffic safety.

There is virtually no pedestrian traffic crossing Wembley at this T-section either.

Further, after dozens of observations over a 10-day duration, I observed dozens upon dozens of vehicles abidingly stop on Wembley, but only one(!) vehicle approach Wembley from Ackerman Road during this time frame.

Was there ever a vehicle count assessment completed from Ackerman Road to suggest stop signs were even necessary?

Based merely on many recent observations and numerous complaints from citizens, it begs the question: what is the problem or concern these unnecessary signs are actually trying to address?

It is also revealing to refer to the RDN’s October 2017 public ‘consultation’ meeting minutes: the applicant’s (applying for the rezoning down Ackerman Road) own ‘…traffic impact assessment DID NOT (my caps) identify improvements to the Wembley and Ackerman Road intersection as required to support the proposed development…’

The decision to install these two unnecessary signs on Wembley needs to be urgently reconsidered.

I rest my case.

Gord Zawaski

Parksville

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