I don't claim to read every paper that's out there or watch every newscast but I'm baffled by the lack of chatter regarding traffic in North Vancouver. I do know friends and colleagues are noticing that it just gets worse and worse. I know there have been concerns brought up at the time that various condo proposals are made. But is anyone on council listening?
When the development at the old city works yard is completed, not to mention the remaining land at the Automall, where on earth are all the cars going to go? Already you have to pick your times to travel along Marine Drive - the bikes and pedestrians make better time. Maybe it's a secret plot to get us out of our cars?
Along with this issue, have you noticed how many of the so called retail spaces on the ground floors of "The Drive's" buildings are vacant? The only tenants to occupy so far are clinics, dentists, pharmacies and the like. Nowhere to really shop or stroll. It almost has the look of a high-end ghetto.
Does the question of too many cars and too much population ever get debated in council meetings or, once again, do the developers shape the future with all possible participants sharing the almighty buck?
Hamish Watt North Vancouver
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