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Only one solution for Beacon Ave.
Whether your readers actually live in Sidney or not, there have been some very good suggestions and some markedly ridiculous about Beacon Avenue.
I wonder just how many of them have actually read the transportation study commissioned by the Town. Indeed, given the remarks attributed to some town councillors, I begin to wonder if they have actually read their own study and carefully analyzed the options and the recommendations.
It is very easy to Google ‘Sidney, B.C. Transportation Study’ and read the main conclusions which cover the Beacon/Highway interchange, the merits of one-way, two-way or the mishmash we now have.
The comparisons with other cities by some readers are meaningless. This is Sidney, B.C. and of the main options proposed one of them stands out clearly.
Go ahead, do the homework and read the study and then decide.
One can only hope that the majority of council will do what is best for the town as a whole and for the next decade, instead of waffling and doing nothing for another 10 years.