Speed makes a mess, creates danger for crews

Over the last four weeks there have been multiple car accidents on Bear Mountain parkway due to speed

 

Over the last four weeks there have been multiple car accidents on Bear Mountain parkway due to speed.

They have torn up turf, gone through gardens, and hit a light pole so hard it had to be removed because it was too dangerous to leave.

 

My staff and I look after 14 acres of turf and all the gardens for the City of Langford, this was the best year for both.

Every time I have to send my staff out to the gardens on the parkway it becomes very dangerous, even though there are cones and road signs set up, and staff are wearing safety vests.

We have had more than one close call between workers and a speeding vehicle. This reckless driving was done on dry roads at the beginning of the year.

What’s going to happen when staff has to clean up all the leaves that will be coming down in a few weeks?

 

I would like all drivers that are going up or down the parkway to slow down, and when you see cones and road signs to please back off the gas pedal and look out for the workers.