Tuesday July 29, 2014


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Walking path compromise


Dear Editor,

Travelling on the East by-pass from Ryason’s corner to the college at 50km/hr, I was wondering where are all the walking path enthusiasts today. It is too cold, rainy, windy or busy at something, whereas the truck route bypass was being used by industry and others to avoid town.

This walking path has limited use, if any on many days, whereas the bypass is used seven days a week/365 days a year. When walking path enthusiasts held a demonstration to lobby City Hall, City Hall responded by reducing speed limits all the way to Ryason’s corner and Alaska Highway and temporarily closing the path. “What” may be a little drastic.

Why not put up electronic signage at both ends of the path where safety is a concern, reducing speed limits like the parks and schools. The path users could activate the signs like a cross walk when wanting use of the path. This would allow for unimpeded traffic flow on most of this important artery.

Personally, I like seeing people out using the pathway, getting exercise, getting out of the house so to speak.


Jim Nielsen

Fort St. John



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