I get so mad when I read about the "country lane character" of West Vancouver streets in Tom Bunting's Nov. 16 letter, No I Don't Want Fries With That Shelter.
What we have everywhere in the district is overgrown vegetation and no pedestrian access! People grow their hedges and plant on their boulevards to the edge of the pavement.
Property lines start nine feet from the pavement for a reason. I would think it would be for pedestrian access. In the rural country area where I grew up, there was not the traffic we have here in West Vancouver, and there was a place on the side of the road to walk.
Mr. Bunting, I would like my community to be walkable, wouldn't you? It does not have to be formal sidewalks, but either take back this public land for pedestrian use or redraw the property lines and tax residents for the public land they have claimed as their own.
Miesje Taylor West Vancouver