Paving paradise

A larger parking lot built at the end of Glendenning Road and a widening of the road would ensure that more cars will come

The recent letter writer is quite correct in saying that Glendenning Road is a winding narrow road. This feature lends considerable charm as an entrance way into Mt. Douglas Park. The road is used as a walking route by large number of people and is a major cycling route. I have had many enjoyable conversation with people who express their love of the beauty of the street.

The writer advocates radically changing the street. She urges cutting down the large trees that are “encroaching on the road,” and that the road should be widened to accommodate more cars. The cars need to just slow down and share the road with the large number of walkers, joggers, bikers and horseback riders that enjoy this beautiful street.

A larger parking lot built at the end of Glendenning Road and a widening of  the road would ensure that more cars will come.The demand of the car culture is insatiable. Glendenning Road will become another suburban road of no beauty with cars lining it.

If the possible loss of this beautiful street troubles you I would ask that you send a letter to Saanich council expressing that concern.

Earl Hannan





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