Crescent Beach residents are proposing a three-prong pilot, including pay parking, as a means of reducing vehicle traffic in the seaside community. (Contributed photo)

Crescent Beach residents are proposing a three-prong pilot, including pay parking, as a means of reducing vehicle traffic in the seaside community. (Contributed photo)

LETTERS: Crescent Beach residents’ privilege is showing with pay/permit parking plea

Editor:

Re: Efforts afoot to curb traffic woes in Crescent Beach, peacearchnews.com

I am sorry to read about the complaints the residents have regarding traffic in Crescent Beach.

I have to say that in a lot of the cases, people moved into that area knowing there was heavy traffic, and if they didn’t know, that means they didn’t do their homework. White Rock, Ocean Park and Crescent Beach have always had heavy traffic during the nice weather from spring until fall.

I was born (1964) and raised in White Rock, so I am not writing this without firsthand knowledge.

Marine Drive has been ruined for parking. Besides the pay parking to line the bank account of the city, I would have to say that at the very least they have taken away more than half the parking.

A lot of White Rock residents have a privileged attitude. I have had family and friends come into town, and the comments were all pretty much the same: “Oh, you aren’t from White Rock? Well, we don’t want outsiders in our city.”

I don’t see how the residents can support every single business every day to be able to keep things flowing, in that every person in every household would have to go to the beach and buys meals from every restaurant every day, and then go into every shop and all of them make purchases every day, etc.

“Outsiders” support this city as much, if not more, than the residents.

I certainly hope the city rethinks the modifications that the people of Crescent Beach want, otherwise it will just turn into another nose in the air, “I don’t care what the outsiders want – it is all about me and what I want” attitude, as White Rock has become.

Teri Temperton, White Rock

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