Regarding Mario Canseco’s article [“Can speed limits curb bad driving habits?” June 7], I sincerely hope some of our Powell River council members read and heed as select neighbourhoods here could use such a moderation of speed.
The “S” curve of Alberni Street is an ideal candidate for this remedy to 30 kilometres per hour.
Northbound traffic crossing Alberni on Harvie Avenue at the lower end of the “S” must negotiate what is effectively a blind (due to heavy foliage) left turn to the west onto Alberni, then a sharp right turn to continue on Harvie, due to intersection misalignment.
The top of the curve at Harwood Avenue is a major hazard for pedestrians crossing Alberni. A dense population exists due to an apartment building housing numerous mobility vehicles and seniors who must cross Alberni at Harwood as there is no sidewalk on the north side. Again, it is nearly impossible to view eastbound vehicles coming up Alberni.
It should be noted that Alberni Street from Algoma Avenue east to Michigan Avenue is 100 per cent residential. Traffic has increased greatly due in part to the relocation of the barge terminal, the campground sewage dump station and a citywide population increase.
Also, can anything be done about the motorcycle and car/truck excessive exhaust and/or audio noise? Is there any bylaw enforcement?
Alberni Street, Powell River