Thu., December 27, 2012 12:00pm (EST)

Double-Decker Bus Vote Rescheduled
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Savannah City Council has rescheduled a vote on whether to allow double-decker bus tours to begin operating downtown. The business group looking to start the tours has asked for time to consult with the city's Tourism Advisory Committee. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/1384840646/>Roadsidepictures via Flickr</a>.)
Savannah City Council has rescheduled a vote on whether to allow double-decker bus tours to begin operating downtown. The business group looking to start the tours has asked for time to consult with the city's Tourism Advisory Committee. (Photo Courtesy of Roadsidepictures via Flickr.)
Savannah City Council has rescheduled a vote on whether to allow double-decker bus tours to begin operating downtown.

The business group looking to start the tours has asked for time to consult with the city's Tourism Advisory Committee.

Opponents of the proposal to begin offering the tours cite potential damage to the city's tree canopy, additional street and sidewalk congestion, and upper-level passengers possibly looking into the upstairs windows of residential buildings as concerns.

City officials are expected to vote on the issue Jan. 10.