Enforce the parking laws

Letters

I was just wondering why parking laws are not enforced at Ed Macgregor Park.

On Friday, there was a cube van parked on the sidewalk right at the drive in entrance.  As we pass the van, coming from the west, a person backed out of the driveway  and almost collided with us.  She was unable to see the oncoming traffic and we were unable to see her backing out of the driveway.

On Saturday, there were seven vehicles parked on the sidewalk, which left people on scooters, the elderly, parents with children in strollers and other pedestrians having to step out onto West Coast Road and walk with their backs to the traffic. I can understand and forgive commercial vehicles need to go this at times but not John Doe Public.

Years ago this wasn’t a problem, Sooke was a slow-paced hamlet with minimal traffic and it was safe to walk on the roads, not so much anymore. Much more traffic, much more aggressive driving with a lot less courtesy.  Pedestrians need the sidewalks and vehicles can have the roads. These are walkways and not parking lots.

Tom Redhead

Sooke