LETTER: Courtenay resident offers her opinion on infrastructure priorities

Dear editor,

After reading the Feb. 1 edition of the Comox Valley Record, I have three comments:

1. Ryan Road needs lighting more than anything else. If the sidewalks were lit we could at least walk along them in their present condition in the dark.

Widening the road is probably a good idea but where is the extra real estate to come from?

Perhaps the answer is an overhead walkway from the college at Cowichan Road, where a pedestrian light is badly needed to cross Ryan safely, down to Back Road.

2. Headquarters Road needs a proper raised sidewalk all the way from the Old Island Highway to the fairgrounds to facilitate a safe walk to the farmers’ market.

Pleas for a bus have so far fallen on deaf ears.

3. Comox harbour needs no further enhancements.

The pier is perfectly nice as it is though could do with a few more benches. Why does every inch of this wondrous Valley have to be commercialized or “improved,” thereby destroying the natural beauty that attracted us here in the first place? Any visitor taken for a walk along the pier always raves over the mountains, water, seals, sunsets and boats at their moorings – also the peace and quiet.

The point is to enjoy something simple and natural, not collect trinkets and tchotchkes along the way.

Greta Jansen

Courtenay

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