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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Dec. 9, 2023

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Letter: Changes welcome along McGillivray


I drive and walk along McGillivray Boulevard almost daily and there’s a terrible safety risk (“Make McGillivray work for residents,” Our Readers’ Views, Sept. 8). I have witnessed flagrant disregard for the speed limit and stop signs, especially from Chkalov to 136th Avenue.

The planning commission has been precise about the scope of work for this project. There are no planned changes to our beautiful median. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in an effort to slow traffic and divert through traffic back to Mill Plain. Parking will be moved away from the curb in order to use the parked vehicles as a barrier for pedestrians and cyclists. It’s not a perfect plan but I’m in favor of any changes. I’m tired of feeling that I may be hit by a car every time I walk my dog to the park.

I commend the planning commission for all the meetings they have held to gather input and show us the plans they are considering. Many of my neighbors have been sharply critical and are upset that increased police patrols, sidewalks and roundabouts are not part of the plan. Let’s support the changes and if more improvements are needed, hopefully they will come in the future.

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