Walking along Goldstream Avenue near where it runs into the highway is already challenging most mornings with commuters rushing off to work and there being no sidewalks on either side of the road.
The playground zone speed limit near Shelby is largely ignored, yet this popular swimming hole will have drastically increased traffic flow just as the weather warms up and park usage increases when Goldstream replaces Spencer Road as the exit of choice for many up-island commuters.
Increased enforcement by police is only a temporary fix at best. Langford should either install speed bumps (as other neighbouring municipalities do, with no apparent reduction in response time for emergency vehicles) or should delay the interchange opening until the whole thing is finished, including a south bound exit ramp at Leigh Road.
Unfortunately, I think this rush to
eliminate the “road to nowhere”
moniker is going to result in serious injury or even fatal consequences.