Letters to the Editor

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?

Ian Gartshore
Nanaimo

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