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Classical gas or songs of the Cholas? City gas trucks will soon be playing a new tune

Beginning in some neighborhoods next Thursday, Cuenca’s gas trucks will replace beeps with music. The change from the staccato beeps LP gas truck drivers use to alert customers of their arrival, is mandated in Cuenca’s new noise ordinance.

Gas trucks will soon use music, not beeps.

According to municipal councilman Carlos Orellana, all gas trucks will be singing a new tune by June. “We have grown accustomed to the beeps but it disturbs many residents,” he says. “The trucks are on the streets early in the morning while many people are still asleep.”

As part of ordinance enforcement, Orellana said that city employees will be stationed in neighborhoods where the new rules are first applied. “They will have decibel meters to make sure the music is played at a suitable level and they will warn violators that they will fined if they continue to honk their horns,” said Orellano.

It will be up to gas companies and truck drivers which music they play, although the city is encouraging them to use traditional tunes of Cuenca.

Orellano said that city officials are also talking to schools and churches, asking them to turn down the volume of intercoms, sirens and bells.

The noise ordinance should be in full effect by June.

  • Pixelvt

    And the ridiculous motorcycles ? which are the worst offenders in my opinion, then come car alarms, loud store speakers. I will give the roosters a break, but barking dogs not so much.

    • StillWatching

      All unnecessary noise is bothersome to me, but car alarms are the thing that annoys me the most. I see we have different priorities in reading the rest of these posts, but I’m happy to support the notion that none of us has the right to disturb the peace of others by any unnecessary noise invasion.

  • Megan

    Really don’t think the beeping is a problem. Buses, motos, and rockets shot up by catholic churches are the worst perpertrators IMHO.

  • Galileo

    Maybe they can play “Classical Gas!” It is a nice song.

    • Michael Jones

      Absolutely! A little Mason Williams music would be a great way to start the day!

      • StillWatching

        Another fan…

    • StillWatching

      One of my favorites, too.

  • ecexplorer

    Another step in the “Americanization” of Cuenca. We expats are winning!

    • nards barley

      If they play classical gas that would be awesome.

    • StillWatching

      We won’t declare victory until you are back in Canada permanently.

      Fool, the expats didn’t foment nor institute this legislation, Cuencanos did. If you don’t like that, shove it.

    • Margarita Goodhart

      ha, ha…that’s funny!

    • LadyMoon

      “We expats….” are less than 1% of the population… What arrogance to think we matter at all…

  • Wendy

    The gas trucks are positively symphonic compared to the car alarms!

  • Jason Faulkner

    Grazin’ in the Grass is my pick

    I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it, we can dig it, they can dig it dig it dig it dig it!

    Can you dig it?

  • Brent Johnson

    “They” (government) has selected the song “Por Eso, Por eso te quiero CUENCA”. Ha ha. Very annoying song. You should give it a listen to see what will be playing near you soon.