Put people before cars in Sidney

Sidney is a unique place with a relaxed atmosphere, please don’t destroy this by bringing in more cars

I agree with Jennifer Margison and Jim Henshall from North Saanich that “pedestrian-only streets are vibrant places where shopping is a pleasure.”

A car free zone could revive business in Sidney. The summer market in Sidney is a great success. I grew up in Europe, where pedestrian only zones provided a relaxed atmosphere and attracted many shoppers.

Now with the plan to build a retail centre on Sandown land on the other side of the highway, Sidney is even more in danger to lose customers. If Beacon becomes a two way street, customers may prefer the new shopping experience or choose Amazon and other internet sources.

Why not introduce a trial period to keep cars out of Beacon so pedestrians and mobility scooters for seniors and handicapped people can enjoy a hassle free zone?

If you are constantly chased by cars you want to end your shopping as quickly as possible.

Sidney is a unique place with a relaxed atmosphere. Please don’t destroy this by bringing in more cars! People should come before cars.

Hildegard Horie

North Saanich


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