An article in last month’s Coast Reporter (“Report card measures active transportation on the Coast,” Sept. 24) featured the Active Transportation Report Card prepared by an organization known as Transportation Choices Sunshine Coast (TraC).
A TraC spokesman is quoted as saying that “more can be done to encourage Sunshine Coast residents to leave their cars at home” and that people will seek “walking options that are accessible and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.”
We are all aware of the many dangerous highway intersections between Gibsons and Sechelt. The Woodcreek Park subdivision features about 140 homes. Many of us would prefer to leave our cars at home and take public transit, especially to and from the ferry, thus reducing both pollution and the strain on the terminal parking lot. But we’ve already had one Woodcreek resident killed trying to cross the highway, and few others are willing to take their life in their hands running across four lanes of high-speed traffic to or from the bus stop.
Oh, and we have no bus shelter, anyway, so on wet and windy days, you get splattered by every truck that roars by. Not exactly “accessible and comfortable” for anybody.
Claire Finlayson, Elphinstone