Be part of the solution, not the problem

Dear editor,

I am writing in response to Mr. Russell’s letter which appeared in the Tuesday, Nov. 22 issue of The Comox Valley Record (Curbing speeding not City’s job)

I am a little puzzled about Mr. Russell’s opinion. He seems to be in favour of traffic calming and controlling speed, but he thinks the police should be in charge of that and not the City. This opinion seems to be somewhat misdirected to me. The City is responsible for public safety, which includes speed limits and enforcement. The RCMP merely follow the instructions of the City. Mr. Russell might be interested to know that the traffic study carried out by the City followed a complaint made by a Crown Isle resident who does not live on Royal Vista Way.  I don’t know why he thinks Royal Vista Way residents shouldn’t advocate on their own behalf. The other communities can do the same if they have the same problem. Besides, the solution to our problem could be a model for the City to apply in other communities.

With regard to his comments about golf crossings, I would tend to agree with him. However, this particular issue has offenders on both sides of the equation. Golfers are supposed to stop before proceeding into the crosswalk, but once in the crosswalk they, as well as all pedestrians, have the right of way. I would also point out that if drivers were driving the appropriate speed they would have no difficulty seeing or stopping for individuals in a crosswalk.

Perhaps Mr. Russell could look more deeply into the facts of traffic control and be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Brian McKay

Courtenay

 

Just Posted

Cumberland doing more geotech work on dam

Allen Lake assessment shows small area of ‘unsuitable’ material needing more study

Cumberland joins other communities in plastic ban response

Village collaborates with Squamish, Tofino following court’s quash of single-use regulation

Construction set to start on Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

Final steps are moving ahead in order to begin construction on the… Continue reading

Call out for artists to participate in Keeping It Living art show for Kus-kus-sum project

Comox Valley Project Watershed Society, in collaboration with Bayside Cafe, is hosting… Continue reading

Courtenay achieves climate action milestone

The City of Courtenay’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in corporate… Continue reading

Third instance of Trudeau in skin-darkening makeup emerges

Another instance of Trudeau using makeup to darken his face has emerged, within 24 hours of the first

Busy month of August for Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society

The following is a monthly update providing readers with a glimpse of… Continue reading

Nelson man accused of swimming naked at Toronto aquarium expected to plead guilty

David Weaver, of Nelson, was arrested and charged in October of last year

VIDEO: Party leaders react to Trudeau’s brownface photo bombshell

Fallout from Justin Trudeau’s brownface photo, and two other instances, sure to dominate campaign

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized, BC SPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

B.C. ‘tent city’ disputes spark call for local government autonomy

UBCM backs Maple Ridge after province overrules city

Most Read