Re: An obvious direction, Sept. 29; Only some voices heard, Sept. 22.
To add to recent letters in the paper, what is with the empty diesel buses running around White Rock – more so on Thrift Avenue – spewing black soot and noise from air brakes.
The 351 travels to the park and ride, then to Crescent Beach and back again. This goes on until 3:15 a.m. and starts again at 4:30. The buses on Thrift Avenue are 98.9 per cent empty. In the last month – since the buses were protested on Foster Street – the 321 is also now on Thrift and is also empty.
I thought White Rock had clean air. My white drapes are now gray. The roof-top fans in our condo are blowing soot out into the hallways, which is very unhealthy. Thrift Avenue is like living by a freeway.
Has anyone thought of shuttles from the park and ride to Crescent Beach – with full-size buses, from 5-7 a.m. and at 5-7 p.m., if they are full of riders? These shuttles, instead of the 321, 351 and 345 from the park and ride could handle the hours that are not rush-hour.
I have personally complained to TransLink for 11 years; my complaints have fallen on deaf ears. The air in our city would not be so polluted or noisy. And the people living on Thrift Avenue would not have to wear earplugs to sleep.
I feel all residents of the city should have the same results from city council when complaints are made. The fact that the buses were promptly removed from Foster Street after residents complaints leads me believe that not all taxpayers get the same consideration.
T. Haddow, White Rock