I appreciate your editorial stance on our antiquated Gilroy Post
Office facilities although I would like to stress how nice and
really helpful our Gilroy staff is.
I appreciate your editorial stance on our antiquated Gilroy Post Office facilities although I would like to stress how nice and really helpful our Gilroy staff is. I seriously doubt that Postmaster General Potter will listen to our individual written pleas to relocate the post office any time soon, but your editorials may help.
Removing the three post office letter deposit boxes from Eigleberry Street, on the east side of the post office building some 5 to 10 years ago, purportedly at the request of the Gilroy Police Department to prevent illegal U turns, was then and is still ridiculous considering that there is not enough parking.
Forcing all drive-by letter box users to use the extremely narrow alley is good only for the drivers who do not want to get out of their vehicles. It is ecologically insensitive, just about as smart as removing the left turn lane from Monterey Street onto East Sixth Street, one of only three city access/egress roads east over Highway 101. Both of these decisions require additional driving which adds to both traffic and air pollution. Where is common sense? Additional temporary parking is needed at the post office.
While waiting for a new post office in the distant future, please encourage the Gilroy city fathers, and police department to return the original three Eigleberry Street letter boxes and extended limited street parking area (where the newspaper machines are now located on the east side of the post office).
An additional three new letter boxes with limited street parking could be added directly across the street on the east side of Eigleberry next to the bus stop to prevent the need for any illegal U turns.
This will help alleviate the congested and dangerous alley traffic problem and the restrictive patron parking problem by providing a total of nine external letter boxes and added limited street parking areas around the post office. A year trial period could provide useful insight and help the post office traffic congestion problems!
Ken Bone, Gilroy
Submitted Friday, Feb. 27 to [email protected]
The Golden Quill is awarded occasionally for a well-written letter.