LETTERS: Motorcycle noise ruins charm of living in downtown condos

To Ozaukee Press:

When we first came to this lovely quiet town, we lived on our boat in the peaceful harbor.

Unless a Cigarette boat docked nearby or NewPort Shores had a late band, it was usually lovely.

Now we are in a condo on Main and Franklin and the street noise is so irritating that we rarely open our windows to let the fresh air in.

Last week I went to the Port Washington Police Department to ask if there was anything that could be done about the loud motorcycles going through town.

They said unless the machine had an after-market exhaust alteration to make it louder, they could do nothing.

Then on May 24 I read the Ozaukee Press editorial, “Too loud on two wheels.” and I realized that I wasn’t the only one who hates the noise.

If there are decibel rules on motor vehicles, I would like them to be enforced by our police.

If the cyclists are “townies,” they should behave better.

If they are just passing through, perhaps tickets will deter them in the future.

How much town merchandise and services could they possibly consume that would make their racket worth it?

Barbara Walters
Port Washington

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