Help fix River Road

I am writing with regards to my concerns for pedestrian foot traffic safety between Carshill and Darby streets.

Editor, The News:

I am writing with regards to my concerns for pedestrian foot traffic safety between Carshill and Darby streets on River Road.

Before the up-grade to River Rd. a few years ago, a couple of people could walk side-by-side without fear of vehicle traffic or tripping over stones or blocks put on the boulevard by home owners.

Is River Rd. now for autos only?

Why can’t the walkway be widened to allow enough room, like the west side of Darby St.?

River Rd. could be a great alternative to the very busy Lougheed Highway for leisurely walks.

At present, it is very restricted, which is too bad.

My wife and I enjoy walks around our neighbourhood.

Unfortunately,  in this area of River Rd., we are forced to walk single file on the very narrow walkway with vehicle traffic on one side and dodging obstacles on the boulevard side. These obstacles, such as rocks, should be moved or removed completely.

I would think that the district would love to have people leave their vehicles at home.

I hope council will look into improving this situation some day soon, along with the planned traffic calming measures.

Alan Meeks

Maple Ridge

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