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Wow! Just when I thought Campbellsville was finally making strides for improvement and actually growing,
I read the article “Cruising causes concerns for residents.”
I grew up with cruising. Every Friday and Saturday night we all looked forward to going to town and seeing our friends and showing off our cars. There was no trouble. A policeman was usually patrolling the area.
The only time there was any trouble was away from town, not in town.
I believe our residents and the council are overlooking a golden opportunity. We spent money when we were cruising. We had to buy gas, we bought food, we went to the bowling alley and spent money. This could be a windfall for the businesses downtown.
Last time I went downtown after 6 p.m., Main Street was dead, no one driving up the street, no one hanging out at the businesses and most businesses were closed. The businesses could boom from cruisers.
Also, if Café Bonin closed, it was not because of cruising.
We don’t really have much in this community for kids to do anyway, other than going to the lake. This is a harmless activity. We all did it and most of us have fond memories of this.
Contrary to the opinion of some council members, it does not affect traffic flow. We have Broadway and First Street.
If you start changing streets to one way and/or closing some streets, then you will have a problem with traffic flow.
As for the Burdens, I’m sorry they are having a difficult time, but if you move to any downtown, there are traffic noises and other types of noises from crowds of people. If you want quiet, move into the county.
It reminds me of people who move across from a school with ballgames and school traffic and complain about the noise.
Common sense, people. We don’t need more ordinances and more laws and blocking roads. Try to open your minds and see that downtown can benefit from this.
These kids have money and will spend it if given the opportunity. Don’t run them off, throw out the welcome mat and bring some money back into this town.