Too much spending proposed for bike lanes and trails

Langley Township should have higher priorities than $80 million on bike lanes

Editor: Re: “Langley Township to invest in 50-year, $80 million bike lane plan,” (The Times, Feb. 26). I am aghast. Who is this single group of people who demand such high profile and huge funding, to this single extent ?

Where was this on the election platform, and who is driving this?

Is this the TransLink infrastructure and development we can look forward to for our hard-earned dollars ?

I must state clearly that my wife bikes to work each day into Fort Langley. We are both leisure cyclists (as well as enjoying other sporting activities) and are aware of safety issues for cyclists.

However, we are both astonished at the single-minded focus on spending huge amounts of hard-earned cash on under-utilized bike lanes and biking trails in the Township, where we do not have enough facilities for our youth.

Also, astonishingly, there is not one single trail in the whole of the Township where taxpayers and responsible residents can walk their dog off-leash. In the entire trail or park infrastructure of the Township, dog owners are forced to so-called dog parks which are nothing more than a fenced public back yard.

Township residents and taxpayers require a more balanced approach to spending the leisure and lifestyle dollars which is more suitable to the Township, not the approach taken by the City of Vancouver.

N. Rowley,


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