Roadways and sidewalks also used for recreation

Saanich mayor missed a very important piece of recreation infrastructure

Re: Rec opportunities abound in Saanich (Frank Leonard,

Saanich has made some great progress with recreation facilities and getting people active, but the largest recreation facility has been overlooked in this article.The roads and sidewalks throughout the region are used by walkers, runners and cyclists for recreation in numbers that dwarf the patrons using indoor facilities.

Mr. Leonard recognizes dedicated facilities such as the Lochside Trail, which are excellent, but these only represent a fraction of users. Of course, the same sidewalks and roadways used for recreation double as facilities for active transportation and are critical to the development of a livable community.

Greg Miller

Oak Bay