Petition presented to city council to slow down traffic

Resident representing those on Lee Avenue presented a petition to Penticton City Council.

James Palanio, representing the residents of Lee Avenue, presented city council with a petition requesting the city take action to slow down traffic through the residential neighbourhood.

Palanio said the road, near Skaha Lake Park, is often used by drivers as a shortcut between South Main Street and Skaha Lake Road, by both tourists and locals, including heavy vehicles.

“It creates a very dangerous situation for the residents and pedestrians,” said Palanio. “It took me quite a while to get all the signatures, because everyone had a story about close calls.”

Council asked city staff to come back for options for consideration in the 2016 budget process later this year.