There has been an extraordinarily large amount of truck traffic on 3rd Street... 24/7. Could this also be the result of changes to Palm? We see numerous school buses while we are walking distance to grammar and high schools and countless semi trucks, Just yesterday a semi turned from 3rd to Elder towards the beach.
I think all these trucks through a residential neighborhood is an accident waiting to happen, not to mention it is making a difficult to get a decent nights sleep.
Our sewers may collapse because the streets aren't weight rated for such heavy vehicles, and the extra noise, soot, pollution can't be good for anyone's health.
Trucks should be routed on major arteries not through neighborhoods on residential streets. While changing Palm Ave, the city should have made every effort to protect residential neighborhoods from the undesirable intrusion of large commercial vehicles. At the same time, the City should be making an effort to reduce parking of commercial trucks in our neighborhoods. No one seems to be in charge of parking enforcement.
Large commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods are out of place and unsightly.
They generate incompatible noise and exhaust.
They can be dangerous for neighborhood children at play.
They can hasten deterioration of public streets and drive approaches.
They detract from the desirability of a neighborhood.
They reduce adjacent property values and prevent neighbors from having full enjoyment of their property.
If you agree, I hope you will call City Hall to request reevaluation of the use of 3rd Street for heavy truck traffic.