Beacon improperly marked

I observe, on an hourly basis, someone drive the wrong way towards Fifth and Beacon

W. Eckersley asks, what do business owners observe in regards to the one-way configuration of Beacon Avenue in Sidney.

I’m not an owner, just an employee who sits on the Beacon side of Fifth Street and Beacon. I observe, on an hourly basis, someone drive the wrong way towards Fifth and Beacon and seldom do they slow down or stop at the intersection before barreling towards the highway. It’s not that drivers here are under-skilled, its that the street is improperly marked as one-way.

The existing signage is borderline laughable, the small indiscrete signs aren’t attention grabbing. I’ve also suggested the tiny dimpling found in European countries that cause an annoying sound if travelling the wrong way. This suggestion was met by non-responsive city employees, who probably auto-filter all external emails as spam.

While we’re at it, let us discuss the painted turn indictors on the north side of Fifth and Beacon (between TD Bank and Barbara’s Boutique). The left lane goes left onto Beacon and straight down Lochside, but the right lane is a right turn only — something Sidney residents feel should be straight through — causing daily near-misses as two cars battle for the single lane adjacent.

My constant suggestions to the town that they repaint the identifying painted arrows keeps falling on deaf spam filters.

N. Gagnon

Sidney

 

Just Posted

B.C. Transit saves $300,000, scores 28 used fareboxes idle in California

‘Someone joked maybe we can buy used fareboxes on eBay,’ CEO says

PHOTOS: City of Colwood hosts a ‘heartwarming start’ to the holidays

Colwood Christmas Light Up Celebration sees surge in attendance

Tenants above Wellburns uncertain after ‘nightmare’ sewage flood ousts them indefinitely

Tenants evacuated after sewage flooded basement of century-old building

Victoria cycling community raises concern over new bike lane designs

High traffic along a corridor needs to be considered, Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition says

Hundreds of students gather at Government House to decorate Christmas Trees

The annual tradition let Grade 2 and 3 students help celebrate for the holidays

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Camosun College for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Coachwerks Restorations come together to care for car

POLL: Will you be donating to charities over the holiday season?

Many here in Victoria joined others around the world to take part… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 3

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Oscar Hickes: Longest running hockey tournament on Vancouver Island cancelled

Patrick Murray, one of the organizers for the tournament, broke the sad news on social media.

Most Read