More crosswalks in order for Langford

Pedestrian safety needs to be higher priority for city

The City of Langford needs to add more crosswalks to its main roads.

Like it or not, Langford is growing in population. Unfortunately, the number of crosswalks on main roads such as Sooke Road have not been increased to reflect the increase in pedestrians.

We walk on Sooke Road and along the entire 2.5-kilometre stretch from Happy Valley Road past Slegg Lumber, there is only one crosswalk – mid-way at Luxton.

At the Glen Lake intersection, we cannot cross Sooke Road without risking our lives facing speeding traffic.

I can imagine how life would have been different for A.J. Wakeling’s family if Langford had actually been pro-active enough to install a crosswalk at the bus stop near Slegg Lumber on Sooke Road for him to cross safely.

It is about time Langford found a few dollars to paint some crosswalks, especially on all the main roads at bus stops and intersections.

Maybe they could save the lives of other children before tragedy strikes again.

Lara Allsopp

Langford

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