Glendenning paid for by taxpayers

With a sensible approach involving consultation it is possible that an acceptable engineered solution can be found

I would like to add my concern for the manner in which the parking restriction to Glendenning Road have been unilaterally applied by Saanich municipality on a public road enjoyed by so many users of Mount Douglas Park with no clarified justification.

I have heard that fire safety and access is one reason for the parking restrictions. It is unfortunate that nothing quantified has been forthcoming from Saanich Fire department to clarify this end despite direct requests.

As a retired operational fire officer of 33 years with a significant fire service portfolio on emergency planning and incident management, I will always wish to stand alongside and support fellow fire colleagues. I doubt, however, that Glendenning Road would ever be used in its current condition as a fire attack road for Mt. Doug Park itself as it is barely wide enough in some spots due to the over bearing trees to allow access to major pumping appliances that may be required to attend the residential properties on that road.

Besides, I believe it may be possible to investigate the use the existing alternative tarmac access route from Winchester Road. If it were maintained and with a few minor alterations, a more permanent and useful multipurpose emergency access/egress route could be provided  as a fail safe for both the residential properties along the top end of Glendenning Road and the south corner section of Mt. Doug Park without the need for the currently imposed restrictions which have little real practical benefit to anyone.

Glendenning Road is a public road paid for by taxpayers, therefore the way in which it is used should not be determined solely by a select few. With a sensible approach involving consultation it is possible that an acceptable engineered solution can be found.

Malcolm Pinchin

Saanich

 

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