Parking woes curb enthusiasm

It seems like someone made a major blunder in developing the entrance to Askew’s parking lot

It seems like someone made a major blunder in developing the entrance to Askew’s parking lot and creating angle parking in front of the strip mall next to the district office.

Residents of Sicamous and our visitors are having major problems driving on Main Street with the new curbs jutting out into the street, which forces the drivers to swing out into the other lane of approaching vehicles just to straighten out their cars while turning right.

Approaching from the other side is not friendly as well since the entry is smaller and drivers do not know if exiting vehicles are turning right or left.

That whole area is just an accident ready to happen. Most pick-up trucks with a wide wheel base just drive over the curbs as proven by the tire marks on the bricks. Visitors still drive into Askew’s with their huge boats in tow and that alone blocks out over 30 feet of the parking lot.

As to the angle parking in front of the mini-mall, this creates a back-up hazard since drivers can’t see the traffic coming their way. A person with neck problems is unable to turn their head to check for clearance before backing up.

The operator of the vehicle is probably gritting their teeth as they place the car in reverse and wait for the big bang.

That whole area has to be returned to its natural state before we have a collision on Main Street.

The other option is to wait for our winter season and then we can have the snow plows remove the new curbs. This might be the best solution.

Gary F.T. Ferns

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