Letter-writer Wendy Boyes suggests new public seating along the waterfront and on Johnston Road (above) needs different direction. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Letter-writer Wendy Boyes suggests new public seating along the waterfront and on Johnston Road (above) needs different direction. (Tracy Holmes photo)

LETTERS: Let’s face it, there’s a wrong way

Editor: It’s nice to see seating finally being installed at Memorial Park and along Johnston Road.

Editor:

It’s nice to see some seating finally being installed at Memorial Park and along the “revitalized” area of Johnston Road.

What I don’t get is why they installed backless benches and then determined which way we would sit by putting a garden bed directly in front of one side.

At the beach, we are supposed to sit facing the “acre” of concrete that’s been installed instead of the ocean. Isn’t that why one comes down to the beach? To look at the water?

Oh, I forgot – there are those coloured water spouts that I guess are supposed to attract our attention.

On Johnston Road, some of the benches have sitters facing a soon-to-be construction site at Royal Bank Plaza. Same on the other side of the street where they are ‘encouraging’ sitters to face the ScotiaBank instead of facing the street and at the crosswalk.

What gives? I’m sure not everyone will take the ‘hint’ and I see trampled plant beds in our future.

Who signs off on this stuff?

Wendy Boyes, White Rock