Little to gain

I would like to see Beacon Avenue remain as a one-way street or even as a pedestrian only street

I would like to see Beacon Avenue remain as a one-way street or even as a pedestrian only street.

The part of Beacon that is one-way has wider sidewalks with bump-outs.

Local restaurants and coffee shops have made good use of these by setting up tables and chairs; this helps create a vibrant street scene and draws people to Beacon Avenue.

I have heard the argument that two-way traffic will increase customer business. I have to say that I don’t buy that. If I am going to go for a browse, I am not in my car.

Sidney has been talking about signage for some time and there is a lot that could be improved to clarify the one way system.

We need to look at the whole picture of what this change could do to Sidney.

Yes, businesses might gain a few more customers but then again those of us who live here 12 months a year do so for a reason — and the relaxed nature of Beacon Avenue is a large part of it.

We would lose too much for little gain.

Lesley Nicholls

Sidney