shopping cart showdown: kitchener wants stores to keep their buggies close to home shopping cart showdown: kitchener wants stores to keep their buggies close to home shopping cart showdown: kitchener wants stores to keep their buggies close to home

by:QINGTAI     2020-04-14
KITCHENER —
We \'ve all seen them: abandoned shopping carts, muck sticking out of the pond, or turning over in the ditch.
The trolley is a real problem, says Cohn.
John gozola filed a motion at the kidina committee to ask city staff to investigate what could be done to ask the owner to manage the trolley.
His motion says abandoned trolleys are a public nuisance: they can become a traffic hazard, hinder the removal of sidewalks and slow snow, and are very ugly.
\"The situation is really not working,\" said Azzola . \" His ward, which includes the Fairview Park Mall, often receives complaints about shopping carts near Traynor and Wilson avenues.
\"I often get calls from voters asking about half of them.
Lay down a dozen carts along the street.
It makes it look like a slum.
Mike Williamson, who owns the central fresh market, said the owner has been working hard to solve the problem for decades and doubted whether there is a truly effective solution.
\"Do you think we\'re going to lose the trolley?
Believe me, we \'ve been racking our brains for the past 25 years.
We would be happy to hear if someone came up with a solution.
\"He estimates that he loses about 50 carts a year, although his employees go out every day to retrieve the carts that were removed from the store\'s property.
\"If you have a customer who leaves the store and they just spent $200 on groceries, it\'s a bit difficult,\" Williamson said . \".
\"You try to be a little better with it and say, \'Please return the cart.
\"Gazzola believes that a solution may be the need for a coin storage system on all carts;
If people throw a loonie in a slot, they can get a cart and get their coins back when they return it.
Cities including Guelph, Mississauga, Ottawa and Markham have rules and regulations that regulate shopping carts.
In Guelph, city staff charge owners a modest fee if they retrieve any abandoned shopping carts.
The Canadian retail Commission says it wants cities to work with retailers rather than further regulate them.
President of the Council.
He pointed out that the owner was the one who had stolen the property and was wronged.
\"If there is a regulatory or fine applied to the retailer, you will impose a fine on those who have been hurt.
The root cause you didn\'t solve the problem is the person who took the car from the hotel. \"Coun.
Dave Schneider studied the problem in his ward, including the Stanley Park Mall.
In one case, a shop worker found 40 smaller shopping baskets in someone\'s house that were used as storage boxes.
Some stores have invested in a system that locks the wheels on the trolley when they are close to the magnetic strip under the sidewalk at the outlet of the mall. But some would-
The thief has figured out how to stop the system, says schnder.
\"My concern is that you can have a general deterrent effect on the cart, but people will still find ways to solve the problem,\" he said . \".
Bylaws officials do not have the power to file criminal theft charges and are unlikely to be a top priority for the police.
There may be a simple, low
The technical solution to this problem, says schnder.
He suggested giving phone numbers to all local shopping malls in the city\'s contact center, and if someone calls to ask about an abandoned trolley, please contact them.
The carts cost hundreds of dollars and the owner is eager to retrieve them, schnder noted.
\"I don\'t want to force companies to spend a lot of money on things that we can solve more easily.
\"The vast majority of people who use the shopping cart return the shopping cart to the shopping cart return area.
We can have all kinds of laws and regulations, but sometimes it doesn\'t change human behavior.
\"The Kitchener bylaw officer will report potential solutions to the Council in early 2017.
Cthoots @ therecord
Com, Weibo: @ thompsonrecord Kitchener-
We \'ve all seen them: abandoned shopping carts, muck sticking out of the pond, or turning over in the ditch.
The trolley is a real problem, says Cohn.
John gozola filed a motion at the kidina committee to ask city staff to investigate what could be done to ask the owner to manage the trolley.
His motion says abandoned trolleys are a public nuisance: they can become a traffic hazard, hinder the removal of sidewalks and slow snow, and are very ugly.
\"The situation is really not working,\" said Azzola . \" His ward, which includes the Fairview Park Mall, often receives complaints about shopping carts near Traynor and Wilson avenues.
\"I often get calls from voters asking about half of them.
Lay down a dozen carts along the street.
It makes it look like a slum.
Mike Williamson, who owns the central fresh market, said the owner has been working hard to solve the problem for decades and doubted whether there is a truly effective solution.
\"Do you think we\'re going to lose the trolley?
Believe me, we \'ve been racking our brains for the past 25 years.
We would be happy to hear if someone came up with a solution.
\"He estimates that he loses about 50 carts a year, although his employees go out every day to retrieve the carts that were removed from the store\'s property.
\"If you have a customer who leaves the store and they just spent $200 on groceries, it\'s a bit difficult,\" Williamson said . \".
\"You try to be a little better with it and say, \'Please return the cart.
\"Gazzola believes that a solution may be the need for a coin storage system on all carts;
If people throw a loonie in a slot, they can get a cart and get their coins back when they return it.
Cities including Guelph, Mississauga, Ottawa and Markham have rules and regulations that regulate shopping carts.
In Guelph, city staff charge owners a modest fee if they retrieve any abandoned shopping carts.
The Canadian retail Commission says it wants cities to work with retailers rather than further regulate them.
President of the Council.
He pointed out that the owner was the one who had stolen the property and was wronged.
\"If there is a regulatory or fine applied to the retailer, you will impose a fine on those who have been hurt.
The root cause you didn\'t solve the problem is the person who took the car from the hotel. \"Coun.
Dave Schneider studied the problem in his ward, including the Stanley Park Mall.
In one case, a shop worker found 40 smaller shopping baskets in someone\'s house that were used as storage boxes.
Some stores have invested in a system that locks the wheels on the trolley when they are close to the magnetic strip under the sidewalk at the outlet of the mall. But some would-
The thief has figured out how to stop the system, says schnder.
\"My concern is that you can have a general deterrent effect on the cart, but people will still find ways to solve the problem,\" he said . \".
Bylaws officials do not have the power to file criminal theft charges and are unlikely to be a top priority for the police.
There may be a simple, low
The technical solution to this problem, says schnder.
He suggested giving phone numbers to all local shopping malls in the city\'s contact center, and if someone calls to ask about an abandoned trolley, please contact them.
The carts cost hundreds of dollars and the owner is eager to retrieve them, schnder noted.
\"I don\'t want to force companies to spend a lot of money on things that we can solve more easily.
\"The vast majority of people who use the shopping cart return the shopping cart to the shopping cart return area.
We can have all kinds of laws and regulations, but sometimes it doesn\'t change human behavior.
\"The Kitchener bylaw officer will report potential solutions to the Council in early 2017.
Cthoots @ therecord
Com, Weibo: @ thompsonrecord Kitchener-
We \'ve all seen them: abandoned shopping carts, muck sticking out of the pond, or turning over in the ditch.
The trolley is a real problem, says Cohn.
John gozola filed a motion at the kidina committee to ask city staff to investigate what could be done to ask the owner to manage the trolley.
His motion says abandoned trolleys are a public nuisance: they can become a traffic hazard, hinder the removal of sidewalks and slow snow, and are very ugly.
\"The situation is really not working,\" said Azzola . \" His ward, which includes the Fairview Park Mall, often receives complaints about shopping carts near Traynor and Wilson avenues.
\"I often get calls from voters asking about half of them.
Lay down a dozen carts along the street.
It makes it look like a slum.
Mike Williamson, who owns the central fresh market, said the owner has been working hard to solve the problem for decades and doubted whether there is a truly effective solution.
\"Do you think we\'re going to lose the trolley?
Believe me, we \'ve been racking our brains for the past 25 years.
We would be happy to hear if someone came up with a solution.
\"He estimates that he loses about 50 carts a year, although his employees go out every day to retrieve the carts that were removed from the store\'s property.
\"If you have a customer who leaves the store and they just spent $200 on groceries, it\'s a bit difficult,\" Williamson said . \".
\"You try to be a little better with it and say, \'Please return the cart.
\"Gazzola believes that a solution may be the need for a coin storage system on all carts;
If people throw a loonie in a slot, they can get a cart and get their coins back when they return it.
Cities including Guelph, Mississauga, Ottawa and Markham have rules and regulations that regulate shopping carts.
In Guelph, city staff charge owners a modest fee if they retrieve any abandoned shopping carts.
The Canadian retail Commission says it wants cities to work with retailers rather than further regulate them.
President of the Council.
He pointed out that the owner was the one who had stolen the property and was wronged.
\"If there is a regulatory or fine applied to the retailer, you will impose a fine on those who have been hurt.
The root cause you didn\'t solve the problem is the person who took the car from the hotel. \"Coun.
Dave Schneider studied the problem in his ward, including the Stanley Park Mall.
In one case, a shop worker found 40 smaller shopping baskets in someone\'s house that were used as storage boxes.
Some stores have invested in a system that locks the wheels on the trolley when they are close to the magnetic strip under the sidewalk at the outlet of the mall. But some would-
The thief has figured out how to stop the system, says schnder.
\"My concern is that you can have a general deterrent effect on the cart, but people will still find ways to solve the problem,\" he said . \".
Bylaws officials do not have the power to file criminal theft charges and are unlikely to be a top priority for the police.
There may be a simple, low
The technical solution to this problem, says schnder.
He suggested giving phone numbers to all local shopping malls in the city\'s contact center, and if someone calls to ask about an abandoned trolley, please contact them.
The carts cost hundreds of dollars and the owner is eager to retrieve them, schnder noted.
\"I don\'t want to force companies to spend a lot of money on things that we can solve more easily.
\"The vast majority of people who use the shopping cart return the shopping cart to the shopping cart return area.
We can have all kinds of laws and regulations, but sometimes it doesn\'t change human behavior.
\"The Kitchener bylaw officer will report potential solutions to the Council in early 2017.
Cthoots @ therecord
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