I take exception to the editorial concerning our transit system in the July 11 Morning Star.
You state that some residents have to find other options to get around while others won’t be impacted at all.
What other options do you suggest?
Last summer, my friends and I spent a number of sunny afternoons with a resident of Vernon Restholm enjoying their garden while we played board games.
Two of us took the #5 bus which brought us to the old terminus — just a five-minute walk.
Now, this same bus drops us at Canadian Wholesale or we can transfer at the new terminus.
Because I am in my 80s with health problems, I have access to the HandyDart, which is great, except you need to reserve it five days in advance.
With unpredictable weather, there is not an option for a garden party.
Needless to say, we no longer meet there.
Patrick Nicol says, “We will have to look at things over the next few months.”
This won’t help this summer’s activities and, as three of us are in our 80s, every summer is a gift.
Heck, every day is a gift.
Another little gem concerns the library.
From the new terminus, it is a four-block walk and then an uphill slope.
Vernon is full of seniors using walkers and scooters.
How many of them can cope with this?
So, if our first instinct is to over-react with “doom and gloom,” maybe you should leave your car at home for the next month and thus have a better view of our problems.
If you sometimes wonder why so many seniors are still driving their cars, wonder no more.