Letter: Coquitlam didn't do enough for Gatensbury upgrade

The Editor, I was disappointed to see that while the upgraded Gatensbury Road up from Henry Street in Port Moody is great, it abruptly ends at the Coquitlam border.

The Editor,

I was disappointed to see that while the upgraded Gatensbury Road up from Henry Street in Port Moody is great, it abruptly ends at the Coquitlam border: No sidewalk, broken road, as it was before Port Moody did its part.

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I think we need to have one city council for the whole Tri-Cities — at least there would be one consistent plan for traffic flow and safety.

How could Coquitlam city council not want to ensure that Gatensbury from Como Lake down to the PoMo border is safe?

It is a racetrack all along the lake and Harbour Drive. The city should have done the same to Gatensbury from Foster to below Bartlett to align with the safety additions from Port Moody.

It’s kind of late now. We who live near there endured more than eight months of closures.

At least the citizens of Port Moody should be proud knowing their inconvenience was for a good reason. I can say as a citizen of Coquitlam I am disappointed.

And what will be done to stop people cutting through the neighbourhood along Harbour from Poirier Street to Gatensbury once again?

I do not see sidewalks, medians, any safety measures to ensure that racing drivers slow down for kids on bicycles, pedestrians walking their dogs, elderly people in their walkers.

Sadly, I just see accidents waiting to happen.

D.M. Dunlop, Coquitlam

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