Letters: Bench needed at bus stop

Wooden bench was handy for those taking the bus in Sooke

I noticed that the beautifully-carved wood bench that once sat at the bus stop on the corner of Sooke/Westcoast and Otter Point Road was recently moved to the vacant lot just behind the building that houses the Salvation Army.

Tonight I passed by the bus stop on the corner of Sooke/Westcoast Road and Otter Point Road. I noticed a person waiting for the bus sitting on the tiny and broken bit of concrete curb that separates the bus stop from the Chevron gas station. They looked very uncomfortable. When I passed by that beautiful bench situated behind the Salvation Army, it was bare with only two lovely plants on either side of it.

I don’t know the reasons why the bench was moved but would it not make more sense to have it at that stop, particularly if we (as a community) are promoting some type of style or artistry to Sooke that would definitely encourage and/or accommodate tourists who may be either exit the bus from that stop or getting on it from that point.

What good is a bench placed somewhere no one uses it?

Sherie Welsford

Sooke

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