With no sidewalks – and cars parked on both sides – Everall Street is a danger to pedestrians

LETTERS: Rail not our only safety concern

Editor:

Re: Street parking raises concern for resident, June 3.

Editor:

Re: Street parking raises concern for resident, June 3.

Regarding your article on street congestion and concern for emergency-vehicle access, I sent the following email to White Rock Council on May 25:

As a resident of Everall Street and a citizen of White Rock, I have serious concerns regarding the increased traffic congestion and pedestrian dangers on Everall Street between North Bluff Road and Thrift Avenue.

Construction traffic and parking from the Royce project, and the elimination of staff parking at the Everall Green Baptist Care Home, have created a major increase in both vehicle traffic and street parking.

During the work week, it is now normal for all parking spaces on both sides of Everall Street to be completely occupied.

A section of Everall Street south of lot 1486 is very narrow and the parked vehicles on both sides of the street constricts traffic flow to a single lane.

At this point of the street, there are no sidewalks, so pedestrians – including seniors with mobility scooters and walking frames, plus parents with small children – are forced to walk down the middle of the street.

I have personally witnessed a few near-misses between pedestrians and vehicles

While a lot of time and resources are being devoted to improving safety along the railway tracks by the beach, let’s not lose focus on other problem areas.

It’s only a matter of time before a collision occurs between a pedestrian and a vehicle on Everall Street.

To prevent this happening, I would strongly recommend that White Rock council implemented and enforced the following four traffic safety actions, on Everall Street between North Bluff Road and Thrift.

1) 30 km/h speed zone

2) speed bumps

3) resident-only parking

4) sidewalks

New projects – that are starting construction soon – Beverley on Vidal Street, The Elegant development, etc. will make this traffic/pedestrian situation worse.

Trevor Thorne, Everall Pointe strata, White Rock

 

 

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