Letter: Commercial vehicles shouldn’t trump elderly

Re: Hampshire parking poses problem for senior, Oak Bay News, March 9

Re: Hampshire parking poses problem for senior, Oak Bay News, March 9

A personal note about the Hampshire parking problem outlined by Jennifer Blyth may help to put this matter in perspective.

I am 90 and my wife is 89 and she needs to meet with Dr. Edwards at McNeill Audiology. I park just below the library adjoining McNeills because there is nowhere else to park – nowhere. My wife can only walk with a walker but she cannot push it up the ramp from the library parking so I am behind her pushing her.

I have no idea how the location of a commercial vehicle can take preference over stopping such abuse of the old and of course the majority of McNeill’s patients are deaf because they are old.

A staff member suggests going into the library building and working ones way to come down the ramp. Meant kindly but totally impractical.

My wife would finish up as a bundle at the bottom of he ramp and with regular hospital visits for echocardiograms I don’t think it would be good for me either.

J.E. (Ted) Dew-Jones, P.Eng.

 

Victoria