Residents on Elm Avenue in North Kamloops have a serious traffic problem that has been caused by the General Grant’s recycling depot.
When motorists come to remove their bottles and other recyclables, the traffic problem starts. General Grant’s has done its part to alleviate some of the problem. It has erected signs about where to park across the street and asking motorists to not idle.
That is appreciated.
The real problem begins when the traffic backs up along Elm Avenue, blocking driveways. Some residents have had to plead with waiting motorists to get in and out of their driveways.
On July 25, I attended a public meeting at city hall and a city traffic engineer told council that some signage and public education should take care of the problem. Well, I haven’t seen any signage yet and, as for public education, I see motorists still parking any which way.
I think the city does not know what to do about this traffic problem. Staff and council don’t live here. Here’s a suggestion — block Elm Avenue off to the west side of General Grant’s. Let’s try it for a couple of weeks and see what happens.