Parking restrictions can’t just be ignored

I strongly oppose altering the street-scape on Glendenning Road to accommodate more cars

Beautiful Glendenning, a narrow winding road, is an important part of the Galloping Goose and Mount Douglas Park. I strongly oppose altering this street-scape to accommodate more cars. For most of the day and evening the parking spaces that exist at the park are sufficient to accommodate the need.

It does get congested in the morning but if people were encouraged to use the flat walk that connects to Winchester Road then congestion could be eased. People with disabilities would benefit from creating a designated parking spot. People could also be encouraged to use the unmarked park access on Parkside Cresent as there is endless street parking there. Share the road signs and a reduced speed limit would improve safety on Glendenning.

I am appalled at some of the suggestions that have been made to alter this entrance to the park to accommodate a small number of people who are unwilling to alter their current driving habits.

I am distressed that some drivers think that it is all right to blatantly disregard the No Parking signs because they do not think the signs should be there. They block the fire hydrant, park on top of the bridal/walking path and on top of vegetation, irregardless of environmental and safety concerns. If I went to Beacon Hill Park and the parking lot was full, would I pull up onto the sidewalk and park there? Would I demand that more spaces be created because on occasion the existing lot closest to where I wished to go was full? I think not. I would either park farther away or choose another area of the park.

Please slow down, share the road and enjoy the beauty of this neighborhood. Issues raised need to be slowly and carefully considered as any changes will have long-term consequences for the whole community.

Mary Durham

Saanich