Signs silence Walbran trail users

Pair of signs ask for quiet at the end of a trail at Walbran Park

A pair of signs remind trail users to be conscious of neighbours during the wee hours of the night and early morning after residents shared concerns with Oak Bay.

A pair of signs remind trail users to be conscious of neighbours during the wee hours of the night and early morning after residents shared concerns with Oak Bay.

A pair of signs serve as a gentle reminder to trail users that neighbours may be sleeping.

The signs at either end of a trail at Walbran Park are a direct response to residents in the area concerned over noise created by early morning users, according to Mayor Nils Jensen

“The reason we installed them is we had received complaints from the neighbours about exercise groups using that very early in the morning and waking neighbours and neighbourhood dogs,” Jensen said. “There’d be a bit of a disruption.”

The recently installed signs, at $50 apiece, are “encouraging good neighbourliness,” he said.

“We didn’t feel we could restrict the hours of use of the trail. One of the first steps was to see if the signs to could help to sensitize the users.”

 

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