Only some voices heard

Editor:

Re: Bus layover yields more complaints, Sept. 15.

It seems to me from recent complaints we White Rock residents do not want the large buses on the residential streets of our city.

Editor:

Re: Bus layover yields more complaints, Sept. 15.

It seems to me from recent complaints we White Rock residents do not want the large buses on the residential streets of our city.

The some 100 buses that race up and down Thrift Avenue – designated as the primary collector road – are unnecessary for our city.

Thrift Avenue residents have been complaining to Coast Mountain Bus Company and city council for years about the noise, the diesel fumes, black soot and the lack of riders on these large buses. City of White Rock needs to allow only the smaller buses to travel the residential-area streets.

It seems to me a new plan needs to be implemented for connecting White Rock to the rest of the area – a central terminal in a commercial zone for the smaller buses to take riders to the larger buses.

Why should some residents’ concerns and protests, such as those on Foster Street, get immediate attention (City promises to relocate bus layover, Sept. 6) – and other residents get the brushoff for years?

Karen Lanier, White Rock

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