Signs are not a minor inconvenience

Re: ‘Stop signs a minor inconvenience’ (Letters, PQB News, July 16)

I would like to respond to the letter from Gary Hackman concerning the new stop signs on Wembley Road.

It’s pretty clear that he has never lived near a three-way intersection. Especially one with as much traffic as Wembley Road carries.

Mr. Hackman states that the new signs are a minor inconvenience. For drivers, I would agree. But for those of us living nearby, it is anything but minor.

The increase in noise is terrible. Everything from brakes squealing when the big rigs come to a stop, to vehicles burning rubber, boom cars, etc. The motorcycles aren’t much fun either.

I contacted the RDN and those signs are here to stay. Church Road/Wembley Road will also remain the best route, according to the RDN, for large commercial vehicles to bypass Parksville on their way to the old Island highway.

Lucky us. So our option is to put up with the noise, or move.

Certainly not a minor inconvenience.

Rick Western


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