Re: Bursting at the seams, Sept. 4 letters.
Letter-writer J. Chandler Zehner is correct to point out the ramifications of the growth-at-any-cost attitude that has transformed the once quite village of Ocean Park.
But it’s not just in Ocean Park, it’s all over Surrey and the Peninsula.
Mayor Dianne Watts’ “Surrey First” motto has turned into ‘Surrey Burst.’ Houses, condos, etc. are approved in record time without any concern for the neighbourhood, traffic or schools.
Morgan Creek has grown into a mature, upscale neighbourhood, only to have highway semi-trailer roll thru it every minute along 32 Avenue.
Crescent Road, one of the only heritage roads in B.C. and – according to the City of Surrey website – “the last remaining example of road work completed by Surrey’s pioneer engineers,” has semi-trailers speeding down its historic curves, yet it is not a designated trucking route.
I am certainly not against growth, but growth needs to balanced with quality of life, something that is lacking from our current leadership.
Steven Feldman, Surrey