Letters: Pondering Sooke Road and the old golf course

Resident wants to keep the park as it is for future generations

I’ve lived in Sooke for 40 years and have only submitted one letter to the editor.

After reading all the mainly negative letters, I thought I had to put my two bits in.

Sooke Road: The carnage is not caused by the road. People (drivers) cause it. Talking or texting on the phone, speeding, tired, under the influence, over driving the road conditions in rain, poor tires, unsafe vehicles, not paying attentions, etc. You can make Sooke Road a four-lane divided highway, but as long as drivers are doing all of the above, ‘what can I say?’

The same goes for the Malahat and any other so called ‘unsafe road.’

It is time for the drivers to take responsibility for the havoc they have created on our roads. Can’t wait to read the responses (excuses).

Old golf course: For five to seven days I walk through the park as part of my three-and-a-half mile trek (doctor’s orders). There are a lot of users, walkers, pushing strollers, dogs of all sizes (manY), tossing a ball or stick in the wide open areas.

It is a beautiful spot and very central. I remember a time when weddings and graduation pictures were taken here. It can be made even more beautiful. Build up a wide walkway to bridge around the pond with benches and people will come. This morning it was loaded with ducks and geese, reeds and grasses.

But, what the heck, let’s just take our one central green space and put a bike park in it and down the road we can find other things to put in it. Until there is only a pathway left.

Things that have to be constantly maintained or replaces. After all, today it only has to be mowed.

If council has its way, we can all sit back to sing that old song, “So long, it’s been good to know ya.”

Bob Bell

Sooke