Re: Thoroughfare too close to us, July 7 letters.
Here we go again. The Draw-Bridge Mentalities, NIMBYs and BANANAs (Build Absolutely Nothing Around Nobody At-all), standing in the way of the greater community to progress to its potential and to try to extricate itself from the larger problem of overpopulation of communities and the world in general, by pretending to care.
Letter-writer Ross Buchanan uses scare-monger tactics and makes it sound that all 7,000 trucks in and around Surrey – is this figure correct or is it a projection sometime into the future? – will decide one day, and for every day thereafter, wish to drive along 32 Avenue just for the heck of it, no matter what their final destination might be, and then only “mere” metres from us.
What rubbish! Everything everywhere is “mere metres” from us. Is he/they so naive to believe that we – the rest of us – will buy into what seems to me are political aspirations?
As for the “asthma audit,” my guess is that you might find some; the number will probably fall within the range of normalcy for the community around us.
Small, self-interest groups again getting the media notice that they so richly don’t deserve.
Build it, we need it.
Ivan Scott, Surrey