SPTC sets restrictions on four and 6-cylinder vehicles and 6-seater golf carts
For the last few years, San Pedro Town has seen growing traffic congestion, particularly downtown. During peak times of the day, it is difficult to find a parking space, and traffic runs in a frenzy. Past attempts to take control of the issue have seen little results. To tackle the situation, on Tuesday, May 11th, the Ambergris Caye Traffic Control Committee (ACTCC) announced that they would not be accepting applications for permits for four and 6-cylinder vehicles or 6-seater golf carts for six months.
Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez shared that the traffic board is conducting a study of how many permits are active. They have noticed that some people have permits for these types of vehicles, including inactive taxis. The board will look at this and decide if they will be re-issued. This is one of the first efforts the new town administration will take in addressing the problem with traffic congestion, which will benefit islanders by enhancing safety for residents, tourists, drivers, and pedestrians. The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) and ACTCC plan to also address designated parking areas, particularly for taxi associations. The new plan is not to undermine anyone but to solve ongoing problems that impact the congestion and charm of the island.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun