There was an article that my friend showed me on the issue of the parkade conundrum.
Part of the article was a comment by Coun. Jonathan Cote regarding Front Street. He pointed out that Front Street is full of noisy truck and train traffic, along with pollution.
Mr. Cote admitted that Front Street is polluted from truck and train traffic.
So, it is OK for the trucks to go along Royal Avenue and pollute it?
Are the residents of Royal Avenue being offered as sacrificial lambs for the sake of the "unfriendly shopping environment" there is on Front Street?
Is Front Street being groomed for the highrises to be built by Larco? There is a strata backing to Front Street. However, Front Street is not as highly populated an area as Royal Avenue. Allowing trucks on Royal Avenue is very environmentally unfriendly.
How about the additional weight of the trucks on Royal Avenue? Would it affect the integrity of Royal Avenue?
I hope that the residents of Royal Avenue and the surrounding area are also concerned with pollution and traffic along Royal Avenue.
Let the planners and the council know that it is not acceptable to us. We need to speak with one voice.
Again: Trucks do not belong on Royal Avenue!
Catalina P. Trinidad, New Westminster