Sixteen alternative side parking signs were erected at various spots on Barrier
Reef Drive last week to alleviate the double parking situation in town. Although
it will take residents of San Pedro some time to get used to this, the Ambergris
Caye Traffic Control Committee (ACTCC) hopes they can count on the support of
all vehicle owners.
The process is simple. It is
mandatory for vehicles to park on the east side of the streets from the first to
the fifteenth day of each month and on the west side of the same streets from
the sixteenth day to the end of each month. Although signs have only been placed
on Barrier Reef Drive, it is expected that they will soon be erected on Pescador
Drive, Angel Coral Street, Nurse Shark Street and Almond Street.
When the signs become available it will also be mandatory
for vehicles to park on the north side of the following streets from the first
to the fifteenth day of each month and on the south side of the same streets from the sixteenth day
to the end of each month. The streets to which this will apply include Caribeña
Street, Pelican Street, Ambergris Street, Buccaneer Street, Black Coral Street
and Tarpon Street.
According to Ms. Debbie Spain of the
ACTCC, the first two weeks violators will be given warnings as they grow
accustomed to this new procedure but she urges all vehicular owners to abide by
this rule. After this period, illegal parking tickets will be issued to
This declaration came into effect
on March 1st, 1997 but had
not been implemented in San Pedro until now. All operators of vehicles in San
Pedro are advised to pay special attention to this notice.