Beacon is fine, move on to roundabouts

Please remember why Beacon Avenue was changed to be partly one-way: to make Sidney more pedestrian friendly

Re: A hard road ahead for STIG, PNR, Oct. 16.

Please remember why Beacon Avenue was changed to be partly one-way: to make Sidney more pedestrian friendly.  It has succeeded with flying colours. Sidney is full of people in and about the town.

In the one-way portion of Beacon, it’s now much easier to cross at a crosswalk. I’m sure there are many seniors, young families and visitors who appreciate the safety and ease of these crosswalks. Even crossing Beacon in a vehicle is easier now too.

Beacon Avenue works very well as it is. Parking is always hard to find even on side streets — which means people are stopping and staying in Sidney.

If any changes are to be made, I’m all for better signage. Enough money has been spent on Beacon Avenue over the years. Politicians need to stop pussyfooting around this and just move on.

Time to tackle bigger issues: teaching people how to use roundabouts properly.

Kevin Sammons




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