Dear citizens of Courtenay,
Getting tired of bike lanes, bottleneck traffic, a council controlled by four councillors whose agenda is theirs and theirs alone?
If you don’t ride a bike, you are scoffed at and ignored. Ask why your downtown core businesses and the DCBIA have gone before council to tell them the rehabilitation and cantilevers for the 5th bridge are not a good idea. After 8.4 million you have a dressed-up pig with lipstick, more bike lanes and bottleneck traffic keeps getting worse.
Council is dead set against a new bridge and will not properly investigate its cost or listen to public input. If you feel like your city is on a runaway train going over a cliff, then it’s time to speak up. Let your mayor and these four councillors know it’s your city and that it’s time to stop the environmental excuses used to promote their agenda.
So call, write, or email:
Mayor Bob Wells 250-334-4441- firstname.lastname@example.org
Counc. David Frisch – email@example.com
Counc. Will Cole-hamilton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Counc. Wendy Morin – email@example.com
Counc. Melanie McCollum – firstname.lastname@example.org
Let them know how you feel about a council held captive by these four councillors and demand no more bike lanes, cantilevers or rehabilitation until they promise to improve traffic flow first. We drive 20,000 cars over 5th st. Bridge every day. They say we ride 500 bikes per day which is questionable ( maybe in the peak of summer only ). They would prefer we all ride bikes and ditch the car to alleviate the pressure of fossil fuels, but even if we all used electric cars, you’d still have a bottleneck stopping traffic from 5th and Cliffe all the way to Back Rd. and Ryan Rd. intersections every day.
The decision council is making is extremely important to our little city and its future. Don’t let your voice be left out in the cold.
Michael L. Gilbert
Owner, Michael’s off Main