Are there any mail boxes left on 224th St.?
Editor, The News:
You want feedback on the downtown core, here’s mine, and I think I speak for many.
As a senior who is still able to drive, I thankfully have the option to shop and do business along 224th Street, or not. At the moment, I choose not to.
As a resident of this community for 43 years, I no longer feel comfortable going to my bank and favourite bakery.
In the past few months I have been hit up for change and cigarettes and have to step around or over sidewalk sitters.
I’m especially uncomfortable leaving the bank.
And where I have always dropped off all my letters, the mail box has been removed, because of constant vandalism. Are there any mail boxes left on 224th Street?
This should tell you something.
Also, the sidewalks are no longer walkable. I have nearly been hit three times by adults riding bikes on the sidewalks, pulling carts, going too fast, and breaking the law by not wearing helmets.
I find it almost amusing that the police state that they cannot confiscate bikes unless they are suspected of being stolen. Yet if a car driver breaks the law, their car can be impounded.
If we have laws, such as loitering, panhandling, helmet wearing, enforce them or get rid of them.
Otherwise we are teaching our children that there is no consequence for breaking the law.
Council, please take care of the small things and the bigger ones will be eliminated.