I am alarmed at the ghastly black fencing and controlled railway crossings that are being erected at White Rock’s beautiful beach, or was.
The waterfront is looking more like a militarized zone: with the only thing missing are some troops.
When we first moved here in the mid-1990s, there was no fencing – nothing. And our family enjoyed countless beach outings without fear of trains. Crossing the railroad was safe. We just looked both ways.
It appears we have let the bureaucrats decide for us that to prevent any incident between man and train from ever happening we need a border between beach and people.
Of course, this exercise will be futile; people will still get killed anyways.
History has shown that train-related deaths have really been the fault of the deceased.
So, all the construction of safety-related barriers is a waste of money and an eyesore to the beauty of White Rock Beach.
Steven Ivanyi, White Rock