Castries Mayor Sounds Warning To Sidewalk Parkers

Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has sounded a warning that the City Police will be enforcing the law against motorists who park on sidewalks in the capital.

Francis said in a statement Monday that he wants the illegal practice, especially involving trailers and heavy goods vehicles, to stop.

According to the Mayor, the practice damages the sidewalks as well as metal and concrete slabs and grills.

““It’s a burden and cost to the council as most times repairs need to be made to those sidewalks or metal grills,” Francis stated.

Francis also noted that the Castries Constituencies Council has faced lawsuits arising from persons who have sustained injuries due to damaged sidewalks.

He disclosed that sidewalk parking is a growing problem, with commercial vehicles climbing curbs to offload their goods.

“Parking on the sidewalk is prohibited and the habit not only obstructs pedestrians but is also against state law,” the Mayor declared.

“ I am hoping that drivers and the companies involved take note, however, the City Police Department will be enforcing the law as it pertains to vehicles that are parked on the sidewalk,” he said.

 

9 COMMENTS

  1. The solution is very simple. Ticket and tow. People only understand when it hit them in their pocket. It is simple; Obey or Pay. Get those hand held devices that allow the agents, police or traffic agent to scan the registration in seconds. The violators will end up paying for the cost of these devices.

  2. Before hey enforce this theyneed to get control of the loading bays pll paking for hours days preventing goods trucks from unloadng

  3. I have a big issue with these drivers as well. Around the Derek Walcott Square excluding the side against Brazil Street, faces this hazardous situation especially with the mini-bus drivers who stop along these sides to drop off passengers. You step on these things and have no idea how stable they are and most have gaping holes along the sides and are very wobbly. Please, the City Police themselves watch the drivers do this with impunity and do nothing. Now that the Mayor has spoken, I am looking forward to this practice being put to a COMPLETE STOP.

  4. Before u enforce dat law u really need to take a look at the situation dat the delivery drivers face on a daily basis. First of all not enough off loading zones in the city. Secondly sum idiot always parked on the off loading zone for hours. Wat do u expect a driver to do?

  5. The comments made by the person who said talking shate he really knows how to to talk shate to say what he said there always someone to oppose something good.

  6. The comments made by the person who said talking shate he really knows how to to talk shate to say what he said there always someone to oppose something good.

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