Survey shows support for Glendenning parking

I fail to understand why Glendenning Road has not been properly upgraded

Re:  Parking Ban on Glendenning. I am a volunteer regarding this issue and have surveyed more than 100 groups and individuals who use this entrance.

Their reasons have been much the same. They include the wide and gentle slope favoured by the elderly and those with medical and mobility issue. It is a safe entry area for families with young children or infants (often pushing strollers).  The experience of joy and peace while using the park for walking their dogs off leash pertains to many included in the aforementioned groups.

We have been advised to use other entrances. For the reasons above, this is rarely an option. As I am well aware, there are several large parking areas available.  I fail to understand why Glendenning Road has not been properly upgraded to similar standards considering the volume of people favouring/needing this access.

Glendenning is a winding narrow road with several large trees encroaching on to the pavement. Frequently cars have to pull on to grassed areas to allow other cars to safely drive past. Furthermore, there is no safe place for pedestrians, those on horseback or the large volume of bicycles to navigate safely along the entire length of Glendenning Road.

I am hopeful that the District of Saanich will take into consideration all of the above and address this issue. If this is not done soon, the problems of safety will only increase in the coming years as more and more people use this entrance to enjoy such a  wonderful park.

Joanne Taylor

 

Saanich

 

 

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