Green on the river

Maple Ridge should take a page out of Pitt Meadow's play book when it comes to old Northview Log Sort

Editor, The News:

Has any consideration been given to converting the former Northview Log Sort site on Haney Bypass into a much needed parking lot for the West Coast Express, and the remainder into a park and riverside walk connected to the Kanaka Creek Park trails?

The current proliferation of new condo buildings in Maple Ridge is attracting more and more residents to the area, all needing access to public transportation, parking and leisure facilities.

The current planning application for more townhouses on the site doesn’t make sense. The homes would be at serious risk of flooding by the river, and the trains would be on top of them, creating noise and vibration 24/7.

As someone who lives within earshot of the trains, I know how annoying it can be to hear them whistle at all hours of the night. I shudder to think how it would be if they were immediately outside my window.

Here’s an opportunity to make Maple Ridge an even more pleasant place to live.  Let’s show Pitt Meadows we can be as forward-thinking as it is.

Jennifer Cloke

Maple Ridge