Letter: Development would exacerbate an already critical problem on Granite Street

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Once again, as D.J. Agar indicates (Letters, OakBayNews.com) the issue of traffic speed control in Oak Bay is a symptom of the lack of traffic calming measures.

As usual Granite Street, being the designated thoroughfare for commuters and trucks is a dangerous area day or night. I too, have seen several near misses on Granite Street where speeding vehicles almost take exception to pedestrians trying to cross at the so called crosswalks. I can see where drivers feel they can race freely because it really is difficult to tell where cross walks are. Crossing areas are the least of our concern when traffic is out of control. Any type of traffic calming would be welcome, and we again urge Oak Bay municipal council to take this dangerous situation seriously.

Of course the Oak Bay United Church proposal to add high density rental housing on their property would serve only to exacerbate an already critical problem on Granite Street. Having attended the meeting on Jan. 15, I commend Oak Bay municipal council for assessing the incoherent and illogical presentation by OBUC correctly, and for the moment at least, sending them to the drawing board, where they obviously have yet to go.

Brian Davis

Oak Bay

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