Signature: Kara charter Gardner
People driving through downtown Gardner may notice a new parking sign, a sign illuminated by lights.
There are three such signs on Central Street and Park Street;
In Central and main Park Street;
Central Street at atvernon Street
Dai en Arnold, director of public works, said the city bought a signboard from Atlantic brooms and signed it at Tauton for $1,950.
Signs with batteries have lights-
Power and charge via solar.
"Even on cloudy days, when there is enough sunlight to charge the battery, they still work," said deputy police Rock echief Rock Barrieau . ".
"They have had surgery for 14 days, many of which are cloudy and they are still having surgery.
"The signs are also built in special bolts and microchips, so they can be found quickly if they are stolen.
The illuminated sign, sir.
Arnold said that it could be seen half a mile away, as suggested by him and deputy director Barry ov.
Deputy District Chief Mario said the idea was raised last summer when discussing new modes of transport.
"The police chief saw the signs in Florida and city councillor Ron Cormier saw them in another town," deputy director Barrieau said . ".
The mayor and the transportation commission also supported the idea.
Mayor Mark P: "Since people are not used to new modes of transport and new parking signs, Dane Arnold, director of the Democratic Party, suggested using these flash signs . "Hawke said.
"They stood up at night and issued a warning for the parking sign.
If we add a sign that says "stop", they work better. ' Being solar-
They have powered the city without any operating costs.
In general, they seem to be very popular and efficient at work.
Deputy chief Barrio said he would like to see more of these signs in the city. Mr.
Arnold agreed and added that he wanted to see a sign that could be used temporarily when a new stop sign was erected to make the driver aware of the change.
Most people would stop, he said, but at any intersection, someone would roll over from the stop sign or blow over from the stop sign.
"We think the signal will make the driver think and stop . "Arnold said.
Deputy director Barrieau said police continued to monitor the new modes of transport and Downton and would write citations for failing to yield to pedestrians and failing to park at the parking signs.
As for the reaction of the residents, the deputy chief said that he had heard nothing but good comments on the signs, adding that sometimes people jokingly asked the city if it had passed Christmas easily.
Art: Photo cut: all three parking signs in downtown Gardner have solar panels that can attract the driver's attention by flashing lights.