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With a population of about 18,000 San Pedro is no longer the quaint fishing village it used to be. There are no more sandy streets to walk on. Instead we have cobbled stoned streets and a whole lot of vehicles. Traffic and public parking has become an eye sore for our Isla Bonita. There is much need for a public parking lot and other traffic regulations. The San Pedro Town Council and the Ambergris Caye Traffic Committee have just issued new rules and regulations for Public Parking for San Pedro and they are as follows:

Traffic Notice:
In keeping with the provisions of section 117 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, and in keeping with the requirements of section 194 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations, the San Pedro Town Council herby publishes its intention to declare the following area exclusively as Public Parking and No Vending Area.

Public Parking:
*Public Parking shall be permitted all along Barrier Reef Drive from the boundary of Esmeralda Lane (Sun Breeze dead-end) to Milo’s dead-end, Parking be allowed only in the street side bearing the sidewalk.

*All along Angel Coral Street from the boundary of Caribeña Street to Buccaneer Street, Parking is allowed only on the street side bearing the sidewalk.

*All along Almond Street from the boundary of Tarpon Street to Black Coral Street, Parking is allowed only on the street side bearing the sidewalk.

*All along Seagrape Drive from the boundary of Blake Street to Victoria House’s southernmost boundary marker (end of cobblestone project), Parking is allowed only on the street side bearing the sidewalk.

*That Caribeña Street is a one way street, thus allowing traffic to flow from an easterly to westerly direction that is from Barrier Reef Drive into Pescador Drive.

*That Tarpon Street is a one way street, thus allowing traffic to flow from a westerly to easterly direction that is from the junction of Pescador Drive into Barrier Reef Drive.

In regards to the parking on Barrier Reef Drive from Esmeralda Lane to the Dead end at Milo’s (or entrance of the Phoenix Resort) the current rule of parking on the right hand side from the 1st – 15th of the month and parking on the left hand side from the 16th- end of month, is being disregarded and parking will only be allowed in the street side bearing the sidewalk.

The public is being given a grace period of a month as proper signs will also be placed on the streets. Traffic wardens will also have the task during this period to inform all motorists of these rules and regulations, so be sure to take these new rules and regulations into consideration to avoid and troubles with traffic wardens after the grace period.

San Pedro Town Map with street namesSouth Ambergris Caye MapParking on Barrier Reef will only be allowed on the side bearing the sidewalk (from Esmeralda Lane to Milo's dead end)Parking on Barrier Reef Drive will only be allowed on the side bearing the sidewalk.All along Angel Coral Street from the boundary of Caribeña Street to Buccaneer Street, Parking is allowed only on the street side bearing the sidewalk.All along Almond Street from the boundary of Tarpon Street to Black Coral Street, Parking is allowed only on the street side bearing the sidewalk.All along Seagrape Drive from the boundary of Blake Street to Victoria House’s southernmost boundary marker (end of cobblestone project), Parking is allowed only on the street side bearing the sidewalk.Caribeña Street is a one way street, thus allowing traffic to flow from an easterly to westerly direction that is from Barrier Reef Drive into Pescador Drive.Tarpon Street is a one way street, thus allowing traffic to flow from a westerly to easterly direction that is from the junction of Pescador Drive into Barrier Reef Drive.

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    The traffic department should impose a heavy fine on those  who ride bikes on the sidewalks, especially all along from Tropic to Victoria House.  In Belmopan they are charging  $200 because they ride there to snatch purses from pedestrians.  Tourism police can do the fining.

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    The Traffic Department does it agin, great job!!!!!. However, one month grace period is not enough time for drivers to be guided accordingly by our traffic wardens.  Look at the law of tinted vechiles; most vechiles in San Pedro still have tinted windows; and drivers drive as if it is normal. That is breaking the law and yet one month grace period was given after the law was passed.

    San Pedro Traffic Department, please do something in respect to these tinited vechiles.

    Reminder, traffic wardens: Practice your professional PR in having these changes inmplemented for the community to have these rules in proper check and balance.

    Thank You.

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    this is a very good idea since one of my pregnant co-workers stepped out onto the sidewalk after work one day and got knocked down by a speeding bike rider. my friend got pushed all the way to the middle of the street, she was lucky enough to just have minor bruises and scratches but the baby was ok after she rested for a day..

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    soon enough...  san  pedro   will  feel  like  a  police  state.....

    it  sure  doesnt  feel  like  a  peacefull....free and  easy  place  to  be   these  days.....

    blame  the  polititions....asap

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    The old signs are still in place. So when will the new rules be valid?

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