Right the wrongs of the past when it comes to overpass

Why not look at alternative solutions for Beacon and Hwy. 17, as a means “to look after people’s safety?

In response to Steven Heywood’s interview with Councillor Steve Price regarding a “good looking crossing” in the Aug. 6 edition of the PNR.

Why not look at alternative solutions for Beacon and Hwy. 17, as a means “to look after people’s safety?

Why should the automobile trump the pedestrian? Highway 17 divides Sidney like an unsurmountable wall. This project has been re-activated after being dormant for the past 20 plus years.

Why not just slow the traffic down, starting at McTavish on the south and the ferry terminal at the north end?

Slow down both north and south bound traffic between these points to 60 km/hr. How? Put in a median with trees and shrubs between these points. Re-connect the west side of our Sidney by linking up Weiler, Beacon, Henry, Mills, Malaview and John.

This would make our town complete again and the people on the west side would love being part of this lovely town.

Let’s think outside the box a little. A project like an overpass which has been a discussion for the past six years shows me that this is a project that is not garnishing much favor.

It is essential to right the wrongs of the past and to refocus our urban revitalization on the people who live in the communities, rather than the cars that have ruled them for far too long.

Imagine what our Sidney would look like, using our ability to create a truly vibrant, desirable, walkable, beautiful community, depends on us transforming our streets into places for people.

Michael Owen

Sidney

 

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