Widen the roads, work with your neighbours

We are a city privileged to be situated in the middle of a large metropolitan area where we get all the benefits: half an hour to Vancouver city centre, an hour to the mountains, the beaches, the valley, the border.

But we don’t want any other metro dwellers to use our roads. “Go around!” we say. We want it both ways; to be in the centre and keep our medieval walls up.

In others words we don’t play well with others. We want our goods delivered by truck and people to come and spend their money in our stores and at our celebrations.

The increase in traffic and population is not just from outside. I’ve lost count of the number of condo towers the city is fond of allowing—all adding to the congestion.

Come on New Westminster, join the metropolitan community. Bite the bullet, widen the roads, and work with our neighbours

Barbara Hilstad

New Westminster

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