Truck traffic along 216 Street, north of Highway 1, will create health and safety concerns for the residents and students along that road, area resident Geraldine Jordan fears.                                 Stock image

Truck traffic along 216 Street, north of Highway 1, will create health and safety concerns for the residents and students along that road, area resident Geraldine Jordan fears. Stock image

Letter: Incompatible land use plans put residents’ health and safety at risk

Editor: I wrote a letter to the Township of Langley Mayor and Council, expressing my concerns regarding amendments to the Highway and Traffic Bylaw, designating the portion of 216 Street from 88 Avenue to the new interchange as a truck route.

In a noise assessment report by BKL Consultants in Acoustics, and obtained by a Township resident through a FOI request, the truck traffic volume accessing/egressing the planned 216 Street interchange to the north is estimated be over 1,400 trucks per day.

There has been significant opposition from the community regarding a highway-accessible commercial truck route through this residential area, directly past two elementary schools (Ecole des Voyageurs and Topham Elementary School), two preschools, a daycare, a community garden, a Township of Langley park and numerous residential areas.

Such incompatible land uses would put at significant risk the safety and health of all residents, especially school children.

Let’s work together to keep our communities safe and livable.

Geraldine Jordan,

Langley