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Why has Wrightsville Beach taken away parking places along Lumina Avenue?

Shannan Bowen

If cars took up all the parking spaces along both sides of Lumina Avenue, and traffic was stop-and-go as it typically is during summer months, fire and rescue vehicles would not be able to efficiently respond to emergencies. That’s why the town has an ordinance that requires officials to block off some parking spaces during the summer to make sure that, in the event of an emergency, rescue vehicles would have plenty of room to navigate that stretch of the road, said Town Manager Bob Simpson.

“If we had a fire truck or ambulance that had to get down that street, there would be no way to clear the traffic,” he said.

The town uses red covers to mark the metered parking spaces where people are not allowed to park. Those spaces are along the west side of the street from Stone Street to Salisbury Street.

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3 Responses to “ Why has Wrightsville Beach taken away parking places along Lumina Avenue?”

  1. On August 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm Jane Dagenhart wrote:

    Parking meters covered? It’s more like the motto of Wrightsville Beach: “Welcome to Wrightsville Beach; now leave.”

  2. On August 16, 2010 at 8:59 am Jon wrote:

    Yeah they’ve been talking about reducing parking at WB so that they would have less tourism on the beaches. My jaw dropped when I heard that. Thats WB for you!

  3. On October 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm anon wrote:

    “they’ve been talking”

    who exactly was talking?
    when were they talking?
    what exactly did they say?

    back up your comments with some credibility. thanks!

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