Impressed by Sidney’s project plans

I must take issue with Tony Van Wouw’s letter contained in your October 8 edition of the Peninsula News Review.

I must take issue with Tony Van Wouw’s letter contained in your October 8 edition of the Peninsula News Review.

He objects to the Town of Sidney doing infrastructure projects such as traffic calming on Resthaven Avenue, electronic speed signs and other improvements he suggests are unnecessary.

Having lived in many municipalities across Canada, I continue to be amazed by how well the Town of Sidney maintains and continually improves its infrastructure while still maintaining one of the lowest combined municipal tax rates in the capital region. This is in large part due to a town council with vision and a Town staff that can complete these projects in-house at a reasonable cost.

Sidney is largely a senior community and in a perfect world, people would not have mobility issues as they age and everyone would obey speed restrictions and crosswalks at intersections.

Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and the use of speed indicators and flashing crosswalk signs have proven to be effective to enhance the safety of pedestrians, especially when they may need additional time to safely cross the street.

Kudos to the Town of Sidney council and staff for continuing to make Sidney a special place to live and for continuing to put its citizens first.

Paul Larkin



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