Council considers extending lunchtime downtown ban on loading, unloading trucks

By Stephen Betts | Aug 10, 2018
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Rockland — The Rockland City Council will consider Monday night extending the time when loading and unloading delivery trucks are prohibited downtown.

The current city law prohibits loading and unloading from noon to 1 p.m. on Main Street from Park to Lindsey streets. The proposed ordinance change would change that from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

City Manager Tom Luttrell said the parking advisory committee has recommended the change. The manager said traffic is backing up on Main Street because of the loading and unloading.


Comments (6)
Posted by: Scott David Herrick | Aug 12, 2018 15:16

Maybe the council could consider fixing the sorry excuse for roads we are forced to drive on instead of trivial Main Street nonsense.

Posted by: Donald James Ross | Aug 11, 2018 10:13

I have been wondering for months how many visitors say they won't put up with the road conditions on South Main, Main and route 1 up to Home Depot.  What a terrible impression it must leave with our visitors from away.

Posted by: Gayle Murphy | Aug 10, 2018 13:42

How about you pave the streets instead!?!?


John Murphy

Posted by: BETSY A FEYLER | Aug 10, 2018 09:10

How about these store owners go to the ware houses and pick up their own packages.


Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Aug 10, 2018 08:24

let's think out of the box for a moment.  Traffic is increasingly becoming a problem, especially in the summer with large trucks and motor homes.  Why not prohibit all truck traffic on main street and devise a plan to load and unload "off Main street" , or develop a central warehousing facility where large deliveries are made and then transferred to smaller vans for store drop offs.  The question is how do they do this in Turin Italy or other ancient cities where the streets had hardly more than walking paths ?  I am all for a single lane of traffic on Main street, develop off street parking and widen the sidewalks to  make the area more pedestrian friendly.  Go anywhere else in the United states and you will find  old Main street areas set up this way.  For some reason we choose to leave our heads in the sand and wonder why we have a problem.

Posted by: Ananur Forma | Aug 10, 2018 06:46

what a great idea!

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