Cutting down historic trees will not make Fort Langley a safer place for pedestrians.
This community, like others in Langley Township, has roads that are increasingly used by large commercial vehicles, and also used as speedy short-cuts for commuters. These roads were never designed for this level of traffic.
In Fort Langley, it is dumbfounding to see the speed at which cars and trucks travel along 88th and 96th Avenues, through residential areas. The speed limit is 50 km/h, starting at the outskirts, and it needs to be enforced.
The corner at 96th Avenue and Glover Road works fine when drivers are patient, and adding a light to the intersection would, in fact, increase the number of cars and large trucks, because they know they will not have to wait.
More traffic means a higher possibility of pedestrian accidents. The tree on 96th Avenue is beautiful, and it should stay to remind us of the sacrifice a young man made long ago for future generations. It is a very small inconvenience for us to respect current and future generations by slowing down in residential areas, and taking roads meant for highway traffic.
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