City of North Van In A Rush To Densify

North Van City Voices

http://www.nsnews.com/opinion/city-of-north-van-in-a-rush-to-densify-1.781838

Letter to Editor, North Shore News   published Jan 8 2014:

In light of recent letters to the Editor, editorials and opinions pieces in the News we urge City of North Van residents to pay attention to the final stage of the City Shaping process.  Knowing that you strive to present balanced opinions, we haven’t seen anyone commenting how happy they are with the increased traffic, bus waits, the plans to block the waterfront with a ferris wheel, a gambling establishment, and the loss of the little heritage remaining etc etc.

 We also urge some Councillors to get in touch with reality – case in point Councillor Buchanan’s statement that Harbourside is a five minute walk from Marine Drive, a transit line.  We’ve timed the walk and a reasonably fit individual can do it in about 14 minutes – however no one with mobility challenges, or pushing a stroller would be…

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