A suggestion for decreasing tour traffic

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I began working for the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau in 1988, and in the six years that I was with the bureau, tourism "grew." Tourists became more and more of a nuisance to the locals. And especially in the downtown neighborhoods. Given the fact that the governor's house is in the neighborhood and the streets are totally unsuitable for the large motor coaches, Chip's point is valid. However, Alaska has not ever had in its 50 years of statehood a more compelling, smart and attractive governor. With that comes the lookie lous. And possibly history!

Suggestion: Have only the smaller tour operators - taxis, vans, etc. - drive by and visit the Governor's Mansion and just those who can hike the hill. Take the motor coaches out of the picture. The neighbors will love it!

Since Juneau has become a "company town" there will still be plenty o' bucks to go around!

Sue Adams

Formerly of Juneau

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