Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sensible transportation planning

Reactions to Friday's transportation planning seminar at City Hall should be sufficient stimuli for reviving 1928-style trolleys here, providing sustainable battery powered transportation around St. Augustine and St. Augusitne Beach, and geting locals and tourists out of their cars, with more walking, bicycling and riding trolleys.
Former Mayoral candidate Peter Romano and former Mayor Len Weeks were both right: reviving trolleys will make this town more liveable.
We also need to ban eighteen-wheelers from our Bridge of Lions (the Florida DOT can do it, preserving the life of the narrow, recreated historic Bridge, rebuilt at a cost of some $78 million).
Deliveries by eighteen-wheelers in the historic downtown need to be more discrete: nothing ruins the vista for us all than to see a line of beer trucks. Let deliveries take place at night, when most of us are in our beds.
What do you reckon?
Ed Slavin
Clean Up City of St. Augustine, Florida
Box 3084
St. Augustine, Florida 32085-3084

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