Sidewalk budget needs reconsideration

I am incredulous as I read in today’s Citizen that sidewalks for Sherman Road have been “put on fast track”.

I am incredulous as I read in today’s Citizen that sidewalks for Sherman Road have been “put on fast track”. I have lived in the Lakes Road area of the municipality for over 30 years and we still have no sidewalks, bike lanes or any other safe walking routes on Lakes Road or Maple Bay Road.

What is going on? Do we not pay taxes in this area? Are our children walking to school not as precious as children in the Sherman Road area?

Driving from the hospital to Berkey’s corner and beyond, there are sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of the road! Who is the planner for this unfairness? Now we have further development on the agenda for building at the top of Lakes Road (where the measly lonely sidewalk ends). I suggest you give serious thought to where the sidewalk budget needs to be spent.

 

Christine Wilcox

North Cowichan