Letter: Triathlon Survey Results

Survey of Otter Point and Shirley residents reveals public opinion of Sooke triathlon

For the information of those who don’t receive the Otter Point & Shirley Residents & Ratepayers Association monthly newsletter and are interested in the results of OPSRRA’s September triathlon survey, here is a summary.

There were 72 participants. We asked questions concerning the Aug. 12 Subaru Sooke Triathlon which required partial and total road closures along sections of Highway 14 west of Gordon’s Beach and through the communities of Shirley and Jordan River.

Which community do you reside in? Shirley: 49 Otter Point: 20 Jordan River: 0 Other: 3.

Were you aware that there was a triathlon race on Sunday, August 12th? Yes: 70 No: 2

Were you inconvenienced by the closure of parts of Otter Point Road and/or Highway 14? Yes: 47 No: 25.

Should the cycling event be relocated from this portion of Highway 14? Yes: 51 No: 21

If this route is maintained, should response times for emergency vehicles be guaranteed by the event organizers? Yes: 67  No: 5

If this route is maintained should local businesses be compensated for lost business? Yes: 48 No: 24

If this route is maintained should the event organizers re required to meet with representatives from local fire, police and ambulance to agree on an emergency services plan for race day? Yes: 71 No: 1

We also invited participants to add any comments. There were 50 comments received in four broad groupings:

 

Great event; worth closing the highway for a short time.

Emergency services concerns for both community and event participants.

Not being able to get in or out of the community.

Disruption to local businesses.

The majority of the comments did not support of the continued closure of Highway 14. All of the comments are available on the OPSRRA web site: This month’s survey is about water. Visit www.opsrra.ca to participate.

 

Arnie Campbell – President, OPSRRA

Otter Point

 

 

 

 

 

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