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Re. “Klahanie kerfuffle over Evergreen Line heights”, Oct. 25.
The residents of the Klahanie development in Port Moody were misled by an erroneous map displayed in public meetings in fall 2010. The Evergreen Line project map indicated that the rapid transit line would be at-grade through central Port Moody. But artist’s renderings of the adjacent Moody Central and Ioco stations showed the rapid transit line on opposite sides of the West Coast Express track.
Somewhere in between, the transit line had to overpass the railroad track. Unfortunately, an omission on the map left out this devilish detail.
This small error in the map left people with an incomplete and inaccurate understanding of the rapid transit line through central Port Moody.
While it is too late to change the configuration of the transit track, as Mayor Mike Clay assured last week, measures can be taken to mitigate the impact of the elevated track on the adjacent Klahanie residents such as low sound baffle walls on the guideway’s parapet and wheel lubricators on the approach track’s curves in both directions.
D.B. Wilson, Port Moody