Big shops and big trucks are destroying Knysna Municipality’s infrastructure.
Pedestrians and drivers aren’t safe until Pick ‘n Pay and Checkers get control over delivery vehicles. Why are they seemingly allowed to obstruct roads and park on pavements with impunity?
The situation at Pick ‘n Pay, on the corner of Long and Rawson Streets is sometimes severe. In the holidays, trucks totally took over the walkway and blocked traffic so that pedestrians dodged offloaders and cars took dangerous chances, overtaking in the wrong lane.
What drove me over the edge of opinion into this blog was that there was no one in the driver’s or passenger’s seat of the Roelcor truck (CAW 72544) jutting into the road. I’ve sent a complain to the company.
Why does the law only apply to ‘small’ citizens?
I sent this email to Ilse van Schalkwyk (Acting Director Planning & Development), Peter Myers (Deputy Mayor and DA councillor for Ward 10), and Anthony Bans (Chief of Knysna Traffic Department). 13 days later, it’s as per usual Mayor Eleonore Spies’ Non-Communication Policy – NO RESPONSE.
Subject: Shops destroying Knysna’s roads and pavements
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:20:45 +0200
From: Love Knysna – Mike <email@example.com>
Organization: Love Knysna!
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, DA Deputy Mayor – Peter Myers <Pjm12@icloud.com>, Traffic & Law Enforcement – Anthony Bans <email@example.com>
This is a complaint and query to be responded to by both the Administration and my Ward Councillor, Peter Myers.
For years, delivery vehicles to Knysna’s Checkers and Pick ‘n Pay have obstructed roads and damaged pavements. Why aren’t they forced to plan better schedules and pay for the damage?
How many fines were issued to illegally parked vehicles in 2016? Sum total?
Have their been previous complaints?
What is being done to address the matter? What will be the cost to repair?
The Pick ‘n Pay situation is the worse of the two, not only for the damage done but for because it’s so close to the building that you and local law enforcement occupy, seemingly with indifference.
Note the attached photos i took last week. The danger is clear!
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