Letters to the Editor

Complacency not street smart

Editor:

Re: Existing roads won’t be eased, Jan. 21 letters.

I believe letter-writer K. Smith is correct that the proposed extension of the short piece of 152A Street – presently running only from 20 Avenue to 19 Avenue – into or through the proposed tower/theatre site will not result in any significant road upgrade.

But what about the extension of 19 Avenue across the north side of Bakerview Park?

This would create routes whereby traffic from Highway 99, King George Boulevard or 16 Avenue could turn onto 154 Street or 156 Street to 19 Avenue and take it across the park and to the site.

I have seen no written intention to build this extension, but it is clearly there on the plan for the Semiahmoo Town Centre – and, remembering the proposal to pave a piece of Bear Creek Park, we should not be complacent.

If it was approved – possibly shortly after an election, when unpopular matters seem often to be decided – the heavy traffic on it will likely affect the residents of many local streets.

K. Macdonald, Surrey

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