Traffic calming measures for Drinkwater Road ridiculous

Have they been into the Christmas cheer already at the Municipality of North Cowichan council meetings?

Have they been into the Christmas cheer already at the Municipality of North Cowichan council meetings?

When I read about the traffic calming measures coming to Drinkwater I thought it was an April Fools joke, but it isn’t April 1.

So here are my proposals that make as much sense as the municipality’s:

1. Remove the pavement and go back to gravel or just let the road deteriorate to potholes. That will slow traffic down.

2. How about horse-drawn vehicles only?

3. Close the intersection of Hwy 18 and Drinkwater eastbound and have the access west from the Trans Canada only.

Once you have decreased the traffic volume on Drinkwater it will increase volume elsewhere and create the same issues.

I guess the only solution is speed bumps at 150 metre intervals on all roads.

Maybe this is all about supporting the auto repair shops, as going over speed bumps at 50 km/h will prematurely wear out vehicle suspension components.

I suggest to council, enjoy the holiday season and crawl into your nice warm bed with visions of speed bumps all the way down your street.

 

Gardner Fraser

North Cowichan

 

Just Posted

Caps’ Pochipinski locks up scholarship

Forward bound for Colorado College

Duncan man gets jail time for beating puppy to death

Robert Carolan is also banned from owning animals for a decade

Column: Keeping animals off roads is no simple task

Where I originally come from, it’s moose, which can weigh twice as much as an elk

Column David Suzuki: More action needed to ensure safe water for First Nations

All nine water systems on Lytton First Nation land have been under boil water advisories

WATCH: Vancouver Island man catches dashcam video of near head-on crash

Video shows oncoming van cross over centre line

Coming up in Cowichan: Irrigation; Palestinian children; fun with fungi

The Cowichan Watershed Board is presenting a free efficient irrigation workshop

Lottery will help save children’s lives

Each ticket gets you a chance to win a lot of money, while helping a lot of kids

B.C. RCMP officer officially cleared in car wash shooting incident

A report found the Salmon Arm officer fired 14 bullets at the man’s truck

Wounded Warrior Run stops in Port McNeill

For Jacqueline Zweng, the Wounded Warrior Run is a personal matter.

Interest in Canadian Armed Forces remains high

Canada seeks about 5,000 recruits each year for its regular forces of about 68,000

Rules reviewed to keep drug money out of B.C. real estate

Investigator looking at loans as well as casinos, David Eby says

Tahsis mayor Jude Schooner succumbs to sudden heart attack

Flags are flying at half mast in the Village of Tahsis after… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. deer caught obeying traffic signs

A herd of deer in Fernie, B.C. is getting attention online after stopping for a stop sign

Most Read