Barriers beat sound blasts

Editor:

Re: Mayor ‘will resist’ rail fencing, Sept. 24.

Editor:

Re: Mayor ‘will resist’ rail fencing, Sept. 24.

The mayor’s position in this regard is perplexing, since public safety must be the paramount consideration.

Any reasonable initiative to prevent further injury or death should be implemented post-haste as a matter of public-service duty for all officials at all levels of government.

Further, if Transport Canada and BNSF construct the much-needed pedestrian warning signals and barriers at the East Beach crossing where the tragic death occurred (White Rock jogger killed by train, July 16), there is no need for train horns to blast the atmosphere at all hours, both day and night.

Although current signage says no horn blowing after 8 p.m., we are consistently being blasted at midnight, 2 a.m., 4 a.m., etc.

I am advised that California has signals and barriers at all crossings, allowing the total elimination of the highly irritating horn blasting. This would be a most excellent outcome for the many residents living in close proximity to the tracks.

David Bradshaw, White Rock

 

 

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