Grandchildren are unable to enjoy area’s beauty and history

News Oct 15, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Strange planning at work, Oct. 2 The News.

The author of this letter to the editor is not alone in her concerns.

Since 1996, I have advocated for effective planning to make both Lovers Lane and Sulphur Springs more pedestrian friendly. Both are straight stretches 1.2 kilometres in distance.

Recent construction on Sulphur Springs did little to curb speeding and increase safety for pedestrians. Since 1996, Lovers Lane has seen some additional sidewalks in the least pedestrian travelled areas. On Lovers Lane, some bicycle paths exist but are seldom accessible due to construction vehicles and resident parking. Bicycle paths on Sulphur Springs are a total amazement.

I have expressed my concerns to local politicians, both past and present, regional and city police, and police services advisory committees (1996-2002). In 2008 I presented my concerns, with copies to our local city councillor and chief of police, to the police services board at its travelling road show at the Ancaster town hall.

The author of the letter states, "As a cyclist I do not feel safe on Sulphur Springs and Lovers Lane." No one feels safe with speeding vehicles, weekend motorcycle visitors and courier vehicles of all sizes in a hurry to deliver to home businesses and legal firms.

Lovers Lane and Sulphur Springs are very much a part of the beauty and history of Ancaster. It would be wonderful to take my grandchildren for a walk along these beautiful streets. It is so sad that this will not happen because of "strange planning" for years in this part of Ancaster.

I offer this advice to the letter-writer: nothing will be done regarding this issue without the support and assistance of our local city rep representative Lloyd Ferguson.

I also want to mention to Mr. Ferguson that my correspondence copied to him in late 2008 made a couple of suggestions to improve safety in these areas at least on a short-term basis. I leave the long-range planning completely in the councillor’s capable hands and the City of Hamilton managers. In fact, I am sure he will rise to the occasion, get city managers involved, all in the interest of residents’ and public safety in general.

David Vice, Ancaster

Grandchildren are unable to enjoy area’s beauty and history

News Oct 15, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Strange planning at work, Oct. 2 The News.

The author of this letter to the editor is not alone in her concerns.

Since 1996, I have advocated for effective planning to make both Lovers Lane and Sulphur Springs more pedestrian friendly. Both are straight stretches 1.2 kilometres in distance.

Recent construction on Sulphur Springs did little to curb speeding and increase safety for pedestrians. Since 1996, Lovers Lane has seen some additional sidewalks in the least pedestrian travelled areas. On Lovers Lane, some bicycle paths exist but are seldom accessible due to construction vehicles and resident parking. Bicycle paths on Sulphur Springs are a total amazement.

I have expressed my concerns to local politicians, both past and present, regional and city police, and police services advisory committees (1996-2002). In 2008 I presented my concerns, with copies to our local city councillor and chief of police, to the police services board at its travelling road show at the Ancaster town hall.

The author of the letter states, "As a cyclist I do not feel safe on Sulphur Springs and Lovers Lane." No one feels safe with speeding vehicles, weekend motorcycle visitors and courier vehicles of all sizes in a hurry to deliver to home businesses and legal firms.

Lovers Lane and Sulphur Springs are very much a part of the beauty and history of Ancaster. It would be wonderful to take my grandchildren for a walk along these beautiful streets. It is so sad that this will not happen because of "strange planning" for years in this part of Ancaster.

I offer this advice to the letter-writer: nothing will be done regarding this issue without the support and assistance of our local city rep representative Lloyd Ferguson.

I also want to mention to Mr. Ferguson that my correspondence copied to him in late 2008 made a couple of suggestions to improve safety in these areas at least on a short-term basis. I leave the long-range planning completely in the councillor’s capable hands and the City of Hamilton managers. In fact, I am sure he will rise to the occasion, get city managers involved, all in the interest of residents’ and public safety in general.

David Vice, Ancaster

Grandchildren are unable to enjoy area’s beauty and history

News Oct 15, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Strange planning at work, Oct. 2 The News.

The author of this letter to the editor is not alone in her concerns.

Since 1996, I have advocated for effective planning to make both Lovers Lane and Sulphur Springs more pedestrian friendly. Both are straight stretches 1.2 kilometres in distance.

Recent construction on Sulphur Springs did little to curb speeding and increase safety for pedestrians. Since 1996, Lovers Lane has seen some additional sidewalks in the least pedestrian travelled areas. On Lovers Lane, some bicycle paths exist but are seldom accessible due to construction vehicles and resident parking. Bicycle paths on Sulphur Springs are a total amazement.

I have expressed my concerns to local politicians, both past and present, regional and city police, and police services advisory committees (1996-2002). In 2008 I presented my concerns, with copies to our local city councillor and chief of police, to the police services board at its travelling road show at the Ancaster town hall.

The author of the letter states, "As a cyclist I do not feel safe on Sulphur Springs and Lovers Lane." No one feels safe with speeding vehicles, weekend motorcycle visitors and courier vehicles of all sizes in a hurry to deliver to home businesses and legal firms.

Lovers Lane and Sulphur Springs are very much a part of the beauty and history of Ancaster. It would be wonderful to take my grandchildren for a walk along these beautiful streets. It is so sad that this will not happen because of "strange planning" for years in this part of Ancaster.

I offer this advice to the letter-writer: nothing will be done regarding this issue without the support and assistance of our local city rep representative Lloyd Ferguson.

I also want to mention to Mr. Ferguson that my correspondence copied to him in late 2008 made a couple of suggestions to improve safety in these areas at least on a short-term basis. I leave the long-range planning completely in the councillor’s capable hands and the City of Hamilton managers. In fact, I am sure he will rise to the occasion, get city managers involved, all in the interest of residents’ and public safety in general.

David Vice, Ancaster