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Give us back our streets
Editor: I have lived in Fort Langley for 40 years, and nothing except taxes and traffic have increased. Our council does not seem to care about the security of our residents, only developers. Why will they not spend money on infrastructure?
Our aging population (the ones who live here and pay taxes) get nothing. The roads are patched but worn with cracks on most of our streets, except for the elite downtown area. Sidewalks are a laughing matter. With luck, there is a white line on the road which cars park on.
Streets are almost too narrow for cars to pass and we are expected to walk on them. School kids are forced to walk to school on 88 Avenue, on a sidewalk narrow enough that single file is necessary. They also have to duck under tree branches.
Trattle Street sidewalk is part of the road with holes and broken pavement with puddles in the rainy season. For health reasons, I like to walk, but I shouldn’t have to drive out of town to do it.
The people of Fort Langley should drive their cars downtown and fill the parking area. We could do our walking in the only area of the Fort not swept under the carpet. There isn’t a day that we haven’t had to dive off the road because of traffic, including buses.