Re: Bus stop changes.
The other day I had to go to the hospital. What a disappointment about the hospital bus stop. I got off the bus and stepped right into fresh fallen snow and slush, no way around it. The good thing is that I am still pretty good on my feet, God help that poor person who has a cane, crutches or a walker.
Our two senior citizen buildings on 108th Ave and 98th Street, with over 200 citizens had two bus stops. Now we have not one, as both got ripped out without any consultation with the relevant bus users. We now are required to walk two blocks and stand there out in the open and often chilly, windy and rainy air.
Whatís to come as winter is now upon us? This seems to bring safety issues to mind.
The reason for writing this letter is that the seniorís first priority was a bus route which went to the now inconvenient location of the new hospital for all citizens. Perhaps is should have been the Cityís first priority to have already had a bus stop in place to the new hospital location upon opening.
The previous bus route prior to Jan. 30th worked quite well, and needed only to be extended to the hospital.
After lobbying by the seniors the City has now extended the route to the new hospital, however at the same time we have now lost two much needed and valuable enclosed bus stop locations.
One of many concerned citizens,
Fort St. John, B.C.