- 2015 Federal Election
City isn't family-friendly
To the Editor,
Re: City planners want to make Nanaimo child-friendly, Feb. 13.
It’s great we want to include children when planning the city’s services, especially in light of the current trend of losing younger families to the few good-paying jobs available elsewhere.
Providing family-oriented venues is important. Interestingly, cities that provide a variety of natural settings such as parks, safe walking and cycling paths, robust public transportation and other sustainable measures attract the most younger families, boosting the local economy and ensuring a future.
Yet our city is allowing Linley Valley, the largest and most beautiful park-like areas of Nanaimo, to be developed, and continues to invest far more heavily in roads used by single-occupancy vehicles than it does in the above-mentioned services.
When will we get serious about creating a future for our city?