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