LETTER: 29th St. changes should be applauded

Dear editor:

I read with interest the letter by Brian Newman in response to the planned pedestrian and cycling safety improvements on 29th Street.

article continues below

On the one hand it makes a lot of sense: nobody wants to lose something that has been freely available until now, such as a parking spot in front of the house.

I have in fact a car parked in front of my home. It’s convenient. But in the end the street is not my property, nor do I pay rent to store my car on public land. If the municipality requires the public space for improvements that benefit the entire community, I will need to find a different spot for my car.

While parking the car on a side street from 29th Street is an inconvenient change on an individual level, it is not unprecedented or unusual. Other homes in North Vancouver do not have parking outside their front door.

I applaud the district and city for the planned changes on 29th Street and hope it is the start to making North Vancouver a safer and more climate friendly community in terms of transportation.

Antje Wahl

North Vancouver

What are your thoughts? Send us a letter via email by clicking here or post a comment below.

Read Related Topics


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The North Shore News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Election POLL

Do you plan to vote in the Oct. 21 federal election?

or  view results

Popular News

Community Events Calendar