Further to the excellent letter from Michele Libling last week (“A joke of a highway”), your readers will be aware we have long been using the term “Goat Trail” to describe the current road here on the Southern Sunshine Coast. This appropriate name, first quoted by Lori Pratt, chair of the SCRD, more than sums up everyone’s feelings.
Simply put, the Goat Trail was never designed for current levels of residential, commercial and tourist traffic which will only continue to increase. It is unsafe for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. The residential neighbourhoods make it impossible to improve the Goat Trail to meet the community’s needs.
Currently the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is considering yet another study. Whilst we are willing to work with them, the fact is that there needs to be real action on a new highway now. Residents cannot afford to wait forever to achieve this vitally important improvement to our way of life. We deserve better.
Continued public support is vital for us to achieve our goals. Details of our Society can be found at www.sunshinecoasthighway.ca and we are always looking for willing volunteers to further our aims.
“The Sunshine Coast Needs a Highway.”
Robin Merriott, Sunshine Coast
Highway Society (email@example.com)