On Jan. 11 at the Ladner Community Centre, I viewed the display for a six-storey development in the village of Ladner.
The meeting was well attended by concerned citizens of Ladner. The area designated in the “Official Community Plan” for four to six storey buildings could create three to five developments of this kind.
The traffic study provided included only immediate intersections adjacent to this current building proposal. Adding a potential 600 to 1,000 vehicles to the very small area will be a challenge to move. The prediction is one vehicle per minute according to Bunt and Associates who performed the recent study. Should this development go through and approximately 200 parking spots created in one project and future developments in kind, we will see traffic mayhem in the Village core.
There needs to be careful thought in providing a Ladner bypass.
Avoiding Trunk Road, a bypass connecting Ladner directly to Highway 17A needs to be considered before the major developments are approved.
If there isn’t a sufficient solution for now and into the future, the developments need to be reduced significantly.
Douglas A. Hastings