LETTERS: Don’t take a shortcut in this decision

Are residents of Yorkton Avenue OK with an increase in traffic on their street to appease the residents of the next street over?

James Palanio has presented city council with a petition to slow/calm traffic on his street, Lee Avenue (Penticton Western News, Sept. 11, Petition presented to slow down traffic).

He claims people are using this street as a shortcut between Skaha Lake Road and South Main Street. I am sure they are. When I need a shortcut between those two streets, I use Yorkton Avenue. It runs parallel to Lee Avenue and is the next street over to the north.

Yorkton Avenue is a quicker,more efficient shortcut simply because it has no stop signs on it, basically it is a thoroughfare. Lee Avenue already has a stop sign on it which slows/calms traffic. Impeding traffic further on Lee Avenue will just send more traffic to Yorkton Avenue.

Has/will city council consider the residents of Yorkton Avenue in their decision. Are residents of Yorkton Avenue OK with an increase in traffic on their street to appease the residents of the next street over?

No, I don’t live on either street, but I am in the area frequently (usually on the Yorkton Avenue shortcut).

George Murai

Penticton

 

 

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