Reconsider decision on street parking
Editor, The News:
I have lived on 119th Avenue for 26 years. When we moved here, there was a ditch in front of our home. I can honestly say I wish it was still there.
Maple Ridge needs to reconsider its decision on street parking near the hospital.
There is a pull-through in front of the nursing home for pick up and drop off family members, so there no reason for any of the seniors to walk 2.5 blocks to anyone’s car.
There is parking at the side of Raymond Park, which, by the way, hasn’t always been a park.
The main reason for the no parking is it dangerous for residents pulling out onto the street and not being able to see around the parked vehicles to get out safely.
Also, if vehicles are parked on both sides of the street, emergency vehicles can’t get down the street.
There is underground parking at the care facility, so you could always just park there. It’s just a matter of going in and getting a code to open the gate.
I have hundreds of vehicles pulling into my driveway on a daily basis to turn around at all hours of the day and night. I’ve even had staff from the care facility try and park in my driveway.
I would love to see the care facility buy the vacant lot on 222 Street and make it into a parking lot, but we all know that won’t happen.
The care facility should have never been built where it is in the first place.