Roadways open Beacon Hill to all

Re: Beacon Hill’s roads to disappear, News, Oct, 19, 2011.

Re: Beacon Hill’s roads to disappear, News, Oct, 19, 2011.

My in-laws, who are 91 and 95, rely on my husband and myself for so many things to keep them in their home.

One of the few enjoyments they have is when we take them for a drive. And one of the places we always drive through is Beacon Hill Park.

They love to see the flowers, trees, animals, people and sometimes in the summer we’ll take in a cricket match. Often we get ice cream at the Beacon Hill Drive-In.

If driving through the park will be restricted, and parking spaces reduced, I know this will adversely affect their enjoyment of this wonderful place. By car is the only way they can be in it.

This summer my husband and I enjoyed the Victoria Symphony concert at the bandshell, and so many of the people there were using wheelchairs, walkers or canes, and without being driven there and able to have close access, they would never have been able to attend.

I appreciate why the changes are proposed, but with an aging population, they are the ones who will be unfairly affected at the expense of more mobile and younger people. If speed is the issue then speed bumps should help reduce or eliminate this problem.

Helene Harrison

Victoria

 

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