The new law prohibiting parking on the north side of Boulevard Avenue from Dunham Avenue to Edgewater Street in Celoron is now in effect. The law was passed by the village board last month. John Keeney, Celoron mayor, said because Boulevard Avenue is a county road, it has to be able to handle all-size vehicles from small compact cars to large tractor-trailers. "So when cars are parked on both sides of the road, it is almost impossible for a truck and a car to pass each other where two cars are parked," Keeney said in July. The mayor also said people who parked on Boulevard Avenue prior to the no parking law had to be cautious of when they decided to open their door so as not to be hit by passing automobiles. Keeney said the wider traffic pattern will also create a safer crosswalk, with room for a sign indicating vehicles should yield to pedestrians.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips