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Future of Fort Langley waterfront subject of new survey

Questions about parking, boat access, and even trees are on the survey
Langley Township is again asking residents about the future of this strip of municipal land along the Fraser River in Fort Langley. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township is updating its survey of what residents want to see in the public areas of the Fort Langley waterfront.

The Township owns the shoreline properties east from the Jacob Haldi Bridge through to where the forested Crown lands begin. Right now, there are parking lots and wooden walkways along the shoreline, an old boat launch, and the Haldi House, also known as the Bedford House, a former restaurant near Glover Road.

The survey asks questions about priorities such as public access to the river, bicycle and pedestrian access, public and performance spaces, parking, and even trees for shade.

Anyone can fill out the survey, which asks whether the person answering is a local Fort resident, visitor, waterfront users, or lives in another part of the Township or outside of Langley altogether.

This is not the first time the Township has surveyed public attitudes about the waterfront, and the current survey is meant as an update.

The most recent round of public feedback, in 2022, centred around a development proposal that would have included moving Haldi House and putting up a mixed-use building, parking, and a waterfront park.

Surveys based on that proposal suggested that people supported public gathering spaces, bike links and foot paths, access to the river, and more parking. Some people were opposed to moving the Haldi House.

Anyone can take the survey online at until June 18.

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Matthew Claxton

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Raised in Langley, as a journalist today I focus on local politics, crime and homelessness.
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