Letter: Monstrous Brookswood bridge plan ambiguous

Dear Editor,

I was one of several people who emailed the Township about this [Monstrous Brookswood bridge, March 4 Letters, Langley Advance] and received a vague response that the maps do not indicate streets, but rights-of-way and property lines, even though all the major streets and roads are clearly labeled on the perimeter of the map, including 40th Avenue and 200th Street.

I hope Township staff can understand how the average person might mistake this for a street map, as most maps used by the public are based on roads, not rights-of-way or property lines.

It appears that the proposed map is based on the existing map included in Bylaw 2475, which also appears to show these “roads” through and across Anderson Creek at 40th Avenue and 198th Street. As residents are well aware, those roads do not exist, but have clearly caused some confusion after being brought to the public’s attention with the new maps and proposal of the latest community plan.

However, there is a “Proposed Pedestrian Improvement Environment” following the road-that-is-not-a-road extending 40th Avenue across Anderson Creek.

In the boards and documentation available to the public, the only mention of pedestrian improvements applies to sidewalks.

If this route through Brookswood Park is not a road, what is it? A foot bridge? A trail?

Are there any plans, conceptual or otherwise, to build a bridge, pedestrian or otherwise, across Anderson Creek to connect 40th Avenue through Brookswood Park?

As a property owner facing Anderson Creek, I know I am not alone in my concern about any proposed or conceptual construction in, over, around, or through the creek.

I understand that Township staff have their work cut out for them with many curious residents asking questions, but it would definitely ease many minds if they could upgrade their official community plan with an accurate, current street map.

Shon Troelstrup, Brookswood

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