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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Letter: Noisy ‘open pipe’ motorcycles have returned

Dear editor:

It’s spring and the disturbing noise has returned.

In support of Samuel Young’s letter of June 24 of last year (“Reckless motorcyclists rediscover NOTL“), I’d like to add the following.

Since arriving in NOTL on Nov. 1, 2019, we have enjoyed the most peaceful and idyllic time. Imagine our dismay when “open pipe” motorcycles began to use our town as a pass-through between the two main arteries – Niagara Stone Road and the Niagara River Parkway.

They bring a significant level of noise to disturb the main streets and especially Mississagua, Mary and Queen streets.

These groups enjoy their freedom and at the same time disturb our peace when they come through town. Imagine having a nice quiet lunch only to have to stop talking because these thoughtless people, sometimes with radios blaring, roll through.

From what we’ve read, places like Toronto have outlawed these noisy motorcycles from their downtowns by restricting their routes.

We don’t know how to go about getting a petition together, but I’d be willing to investigate to present this to the proper authorities to ban open pipe motorcycles from our historical district and perhaps force them to use one of the Concession Roads instead.

It will take some time, but it will be worth it

Paulette Kennedy