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June 18, 2014
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Letter: Downtown Roseburg will not benefit from one-way streets and slanted parking

On parking and one way streets

Parking availability: We have a P.O. Box at the downtown post office and we collect our mail there at least once or twice a week. If I happen to drive downtown on the post office side during a busy hour and no free space is available, I continue around the block to come from the courthouse and park across the street from the post office. That possibility will be gone if the street is changed to a one way, and I would have to park on a side street.

At times, I carry parcels from or to the post office. I see other people with stacks of parcels in a carry box. If the city plans to widen the parking spaces for bigger vehicles, it will reduce the number of available parking spaces even more.

As for the fumes: They will not only be on the sidewalk, they will be inside the post office. Some people idle their engines to keep warm or cool while waiting in their cars. For example, when my husband mows the lawn near our house and the entrance door is opened for a moment, I can smell the fumes in the house. I happen to be allergic to smoke and fumes, but that is another subject. It seems only people who are allergic know how much smoke pollution is in the Roseburg area.

Do I have to wear a mask, or give up the P.O. Box? There is an alternate post office with plenty of parking at the Garden Valley Mall. We have a P.O. Box for a reason.

Ruth Kummrow


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