Town should look at trolley service

I would like to suggest a few ideas to Mr. Talbot from the seniors of this Town

Once again, I read with interest the story in the Friday, March 21 edition of the Peninsula News Review regarding revitalization suggestions for Sidney.

It was all very interesting but unfortunately there was no mention of improving the parking situation or the slightest suggestion of a trolley service, a subject I have been bringing up with Sidney Town Council for the past five years.

I checked Langford’s municipal website recently and they now have two trolleys available to community members and visitors.

I would like to suggest a few ideas to Mr. Talbot from the seniors of this Town.

Many seniors do not drive their cars anymore so getting to any of the businesses or restaurants creates a problem, and for those of us who still drive, finding a place in a parking lot is next to impossible.

If we are lucky enough to find one on the street, the walk to the downtown core is difficult or impossible for most of us. As a result we are forced to go outside the city core where we can park to eat or shop.

I can see a definite decrease in business to Sidney’s downtown when the new shopping centres open due to the convenience of parking in such facilities.

I do hope the merchants and residents will voice their concerns about the future of our beautiful community to the Town Council and Mr. Talbot.

Louise Worrall

Sidney

 

 

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