Put brakes on parking problems
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Bay Roberts mayor Glenn Littlejohn, and copied to The Compass. Mayor Littlejohn,
I would like to express my concern with the parking situation in every mall, plaza and place of business in your beautiful town. There seems to be no attention paid to the no parking signs, particularly in fire routes.
Blocking entrances to doors and creating hazardous situations for shoppers, including older folks and young children, seems to be the norm in Bay Roberts. I feel it’s just a matter of time until someone is seriously injured or worse as a result of trying to navigate their way between the illegally parked vehicles and into the path of a moving traffic.
I sincerely hope this will never happen but I fear I may be wrong about that.
Bay Roberts is growing rapidly and is certainly a fine location which provides all the goods and services anyone needs. In my humble opinion, it’s time to create parking enforcement services in order to improve safety and put some funds in the town coffers.
Please consider changing the no parking signs in front of Powell’s, Dominion, Beaver plaza, etc. to no standing and enforce the new rules with vigour.
To postpone addressing this issue as the town grows into a thriving centre of activity would only hasten the unsafe situation towards eventual disaster. Thank you for your time and I hope you will seriously consider addressing this dangerous situation before a family member is lost forever. Rod Sparkes Georgetown