Elections

Traffic, carriage home issues resonate

Traffic and parking issues in the North End neighbourhood of Kelowna, around Prospera Place and the boat launch at Sutherland Park, are a concern to area residents.

North End Residents’ Association president Heather Rice said they would be interested in hearing candidates’ views on what plans they have to solve the parking problems generated by both facilities.

“Those are huge issues,” she commented.

“We’re still a small residential neighbourhood with kids playing in the street, so transportation and traffic issues are important,” she added.

North End residents would also like to know how candidates feel about the long-proposed second crossing of Okanagan Lake, Rice said, which would direct traffic through the north end and around downtown Kelowna and back to Highway 97.

“More roads don’t help the traffic flow. They just increase it,” she noted.

Perhaps a park and ride on the Westside would be a better idea, she suggested.

Other neighbourhood interests that irritate local residents include issues such as boats in Sutherland Bay, dog parks and the design and form of carriage homes, many of which have been built in the neighbourhood in recent years.

“They need to fit into the area. We’d like to keep the look of our old war homes,” Rice said.

And, then there’s the future of the subsidized housing project at Richter, Cambridge and Ellis, which was recently taken over by the province.

Residents are worried  about what the long-term plans for that property are now that the city no longer manages it.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Nelson bus stop bulletin board lit on fire
 
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
 
Why You Should Stay In a Hostel In Europe, Not a Hotel
Kootenay Glacier Kings having golden season
 
RDEK awards volunteers
 
Priceless artwork stolen from Fernie Arts Co-op
Franz Ferdinand’s trip down the Columbia
 
Big win for local NHL prospect
 
Glade and Gilpin: Doukhobor communities with English names

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.