Letter: Port Moody development will add too much traffic


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Re: New vision for Woodland Park, Tri-City News
I participated in the Zoom open house in late September for the revised re-development plan for the Woodland Park community in the west end of Port Moody.
The proposed project will increase the population of Woodland Park by 10 times. Consequently, the road traffic to and from Woodland Park will increase by 10 times.
The Clarke Road-Cecile Drive intersection (on 'Snake Hill') and the Clarke Road-Glenayre Drive intersection are failing in the afternoon peak period currently. The traffic consultant, participating in the open house, was rather vague about how more traffic might be accommodated safely.
A proposed connection between Cecile Drive to Clarke at Barnet Highway by way of Highview Place is scheduled to be provided in the final phase of the project. But the south-to-eastbound left-turn from Cecile at Clarke is proposed to be prohibited in phase two.
The Edgar development proposal is a terrific rapid transit-oriented development - except that it is not at a rapid transit station. It is a great project in the wrong location.
D. B. Wilson, Port Moody

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