My spouse and I moved to Ladner a year ago and, overall, it has been a very positive experience.
We came from an area that is rapidly over-developing and densifying. It's been a relief to find a location that provides a slower pace and a more peaceful setting.
That being said, I would like to make a plea to those who perhaps are also new to the area and are still settling into a new environment. I'm speaking to the need for some dog owners to exhibit more sensitivity and consideration for other dogs. I'm also commenting on how some drivers don't seem to know how to properly use round-abouts.
We live at the end of Ferry Road and have noticed that many dog owners don't seem to understand that not all dogs want to be friendly with your dog or you.
Our rescue has fear issues and does not want to socialize and we offer that clue by taking him aside from the path. Please do not approach when you see this and please do not jog with your dog unleashed and come up suddenly behind us.
There is a large complex being built right now along Admiral Way and I can already see all the new dog owners flooding the neighbourhood streets expecting their dogs can meet new friends. Use some common sense and be sensitive to others.
As for the round-abouts, I don't know how the simple road rules regarding the use of these very effective traffic management features escapes some people, but I've seen some pretty bizarre guesswork right here in sleepy little Ladner.
I'm asking drivers to please review what round-abouts are for and how they work. When everyone shares that circle in proper sequence it's an amazing solution and a big improvement over stop signs and lights.