This wish list is meant to bring some peace, quietness and health back to many Queenston residents.
Dumfries Street in Queenston is overrun with WJBT (Jetboat) related buses, between 60 and 80 bus movements per day, seven days a week for many months. The season is now six months long, May to October. Communication with the WJBT is not easy, therefore this is a public wish list.
-Replace the old, noisy, sooty buses with quieter, cleaner and more appropriately sized ones, as discussed between WJBT, the Lord Mayor and the Town’s interim CAO.
-Work towards a plan to keep all coach tour buses out of the village. Please find another place on the Niagara River for them.
-Don’t run the shuttle buses empty, and why run a full-size bus for only a few passengers at a time?
-Drive all buses with a maximum 30km/h speed through the village, in order to be safe while driving around (dog) walkers, children, gardeners and residents’ property/driveways, since there is no sidewalk.
-Please stop driving after 5 p.m. We are not a tourist village with stores or attractions open after 5 p.m. There is no associated benefit from the WJBT to Queenston; no taxes paid or local businesses that will benefit from them. Therefore, please, give us peace and quiet hours after 5 p.m.
We hope that most of these wishes will come true this year.
The Dumfries Group
Adrian Schoot Uiterkamp