UXBRIDGE: A newly-opened restaurant in Goodwood sparked concerns from councillors over traffic in the hamlet at a recent public meeting.
Council held a public meeting on the evening of Monday, Jan. 26 dealing with a pair of proposals from the Esso station in the hamlet, the addition of a large propane tank on the property as well as the need to add a seating area to the recently-opened Subway restaurant.
While there were no objections for either proposal put forth by the Region or the fire department, some councillors voiced concerns over potential traffic issues along Hwy. 47, mainly due to large trucks parked on the side of the roadway.
"I get tired of driving down Toronto St. and seeing trucks on the side of the road, and this is an even narrower street. Is this going to be an issue? Is this already an issue?" questioned Ward 2 Councillor Pat Molloy. "It's a concern I have in the hamlet of Goodwood, because it's only a two-lane road."
Ward 1 Councillor Bev Northeast, a longtime Goodwood resident, added that the issue is indeed already a concern for residents in the area.
"I do have a concern. Trucks are pulling up with two wheels on the curb and leaving their truck running while they run in, and covering up where the GO bus would normally stop," said Councillor Northeast.
However, Councillor Northeast did laud the addition a franchise of the popular sandwich shop to the hamlet.
"I think it's wonderful that the owner wanted to expand in Goodwood, we haven't gotten much expansion there. But, I have concerns over the parking."