I want to restore peace & tranquility to our neighbourhood.

I want to restore peace & tranquility to our neighbourhood.

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Seeking Peace & Quiet started this petition to UBC - University Neighborhood Association and

 I seek only harmony, peace and quiet in my neighborhood. I want to be able to sleep through the night without being rudely awakened by neglect or laziness. We live in an large apartment building in Wesbrook Village, we are on a fairly busy street and there is a large apartment complex directly across the street from us. The problem is the ground level suites have been fitted with spring loaded gates and it is either a very difficult task to turn around and close the gate or people simply don’t care. 

Our entire family is developing some sort of PTSD as we know not when the gate will slam we only know it will!!! Even the cat leaps up from the couch as if someone has kicked her in the behind. It’s ridiculous. God forbid you sleep with the window open, you can expect at least one slam during the night. Only mystery is will it be midnight, 1a.m., 4a.m. ? Or maybe 7 a.m. on Sunday during your only morning to sleep-in. The worst part is because of the spring loaded design you will not only get one slam but up to three! This is a particular nasty feature If there is work being done on a unit and there has been plenty! When we first moved in, a restoration company working on at least 4 units would go from unit to unit a hundred times a day, multiple workers who couldn’t be bothered to close the gate kindly. No, instead we heard hundreds of slams over and over. My poor wife who works from home in her office facing the street is weary from the ignorance. 

I asked a cleaning crew one day if it was necessary to slam the gate 3x every 5 minutes. The group leader became confrontational and told me to “Come down there and say that” I didn’t because all I felt was rage from his entitled foolishness. I’m trying  to solve a problem, not go to prison. 

It never ends! In the ten minutes I have been typing two different delivery men came into a gate and yes 3 slams into the unit, 3 slams out! 12 slams in a matter of minutes. There are 6 gates in total. I think you get the picture. 

There is absolutely no reason this problem exists. With today’s technology. What purpose do they serve? At the very least the spring loaded type should not be allowed or at least adapted to not clang so loud. The metal gates on our own building are not near as loud. They still suck but not near as bad. It is unfair to the hundreds of people within earshot of these 6 gates and the couple of residents who actually take care in their entering and exiting. I heard about a story in England where somebody lost their life over neighbours fighting over you guessed it. A slamming metal gate.

HELP!!!!!!!

 

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