Shelbourne should remain a car-friendly street

Why not encourage cyclists to access Mt. Doug Park off Glendenning and encourage visitors arriving by car to use other entrances

The current brouhaha over parking at the Glendenning entrance to Mount Douglas Park is in stark contrast with council’s apparent future vision for the municipality and Shelbourne Street.

Mt. Doug Park, touted by many as a pristine natural gem, has several car-friendly entrances, yet needs taxpayer-funded modification to encourage yet more vehicle access, while Shelbourne Street, arguably Saanich’s major traffic artery, is to be modified at huge expense to discourage vehicle traffic. Glendenning Road is a gem in itself and it and the streets nearby are not part of Saanich’s major vehicle routes.

Why not encourage cyclists to access Mt. Doug Park off Glendenning and encourage visitors arriving by car to use the entrances that already have ample car parks. The existing Glendenning parking spots could be restricted to handicap access only. Alternately, if council wants to accommodate more vehicle traffic in Saanich, please save us serious money and leave Shelbourne as a car-friendly street.

William Miller

 

Saanich