LETTERS: Quicker fixes needed on 24th

Editor:

Re: Putting brakes on 16 Avenue, Dec. 2 editorial.

Editor:

Re: Putting brakes on 16 Avenue, Dec. 2 editorial.

With reference to your editorial, I would strongly recommend that you observe 24 Avenue which passes by your offices.

From King George Boulevard through to at least 164 Street, it will put speeders along 16 Avenue to shame.

I have driven on 16 Avenue many times and find that, except for a few, drivers observe the speed limit.

Not so on 24 Avenue.

I have driven 24 Avenue almost daily for the past three years at the posted 50 km/h speed limit, and not just one car or truck but many have passed me at speeds I would estimate to be upwards of 80 km/h.

I would suggest that if the RCMP were to launch their advertised Project Swoop in the area between 156 Street and 164 Street, they could levy fines that would be a benefit to the municipality coffers.

It’s also worthy of note that there are traffic lights along 24 Avenue at 156 Street, Croydon Drive, 160 Street, at a pedestrian crossing between Grandview Corners and the new Superstore and at 161A Street. However, there are no traffic lights at 157 Street to accommodate the traffic coming along Cranley Drive, which at times is quite busy. With the speed of the vehicles, it is worth one’s life attempting to turn either left or right onto 24 Avenue from 157 Street.

I have been informed that prior to my moving to South Surrey, the city’s engineering department some years ago – apparently in reply to a neighbourhood petition – stated they were proposing to put a street through between Cranley Drive and 24 Avenue which would empty out onto 156 Street just south of 24th.

Traffic lights have been installed on 20 Avenue at 156 and 154 streets to replace the four-way stop signs. From what I have observed while travelling 20 Avenue numerous times, I have never seen – nor have I heard of – an accident at either of these corners.

J.R. Marshall, Surrey

 

 

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