A Clearwater councilor has said the provincial truckers’ association has nothing against roundabouts. On the other hand, one of the letter writers to the Times says truckers are dead set against them.
The fact is the BC Trucking Association does not have any official policy on roundabouts, said Louise Yako, the association’s president and CEO.
“We’re not for or against,” she said. “We just want the right kind of infrastructure for the traffic and the evolving demand.”
Her association has been asked by the Ministry to comment on the roundabout proposed for the corner of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park in Clearwater, she said.
They have asked the Ministry for clarification of some of the information received. Once that clarification has been received, the matter will be referred to one of the association’s committees for comment. The outcome of that consultation is expected within a few weeks, Yako said. She noted that the Ministry wanted to hear from the association as soon as possible.
The spokesperson said her association has been asked to comment on one other roundabout that she was aware of. She believed it was in Abbotsford and that was several years ago.
BC Trucking Association represents trucking, courier and bus companies throughout the province. Its members operate about 13,000 to 14,000 vehicles, employ over 26,000 people and generate approximately $2 billion annually in revenues.