LMH staff shouldn’t pay for parking

A pedestrian waits on the centre median to cross Fraser Highway at 221 Street.

Editor: I live not far from where people crossing Fraser Highway to go to Langley Memorial Hospital. I have noticed that a lot of them are staff members.

If I remember correctly, the staff have to pay for parking in the staff parking lot, which to me is an insult. Why not remove the pay parking for the staff, so there would be no need to park and cross Fraser Highway?

Now I know that some of you out there will say why do they drive, they should take transit.

Do you have any idea how far some of them come to get to work, and from how many directions?

There is no rapid transit of any kind moving along Fraser Highway, other than a bus now and again. As for visitors to the hospital crossing the road, you pay the same if you are staying 15 minutes or one hour. Maybe that should be looked into as well.

It seems to me it is cheaper to look into the parking situation than to build and maintain a fence that we all end up paying for through our taxes.

People crossing also need to be responsible for their actions, and walk up to the crosswalk one block away, or take the chance of being hit.

Nancy Cullen,


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