Plans for Uptown panned

Plans for Uptown panned

Two hair-brained schemes were recently in the news.

The April 26 Saanich News features an article about the Uptown Douglas Corridor plan that views Vernon Avenue as a “residential street”? Has the proponent actually looked at the traffic, especially in rush hour?

Unless the investment is made in sufficient buses to provide adequate service that will remove hundreds, if not thousands, of cars off that street, there is no way to change its nature.

The April 28 paper reports a new crosswalk on Blanshard. That merely stops traffic, causing additional pollution from stationary cars and trucks. Whatever happened to overhead walkways? What will be the reaction to the first pedestrian fatality?

Roger Love

Saanich