Opal Road. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: All drivers should get to use Opal Road, not just residents

Opal has become a no-way street, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: City council asks for another report on ‘high-speed shortcut’ road, Jan. 21.

Twenty-nine people on Opal, according to a city count. Did residents who had no garbage pickup get a head count? No mail delivery, no head count either.

If you do not make a left-hand turn onto Rock City from Opal, Opal becomes a no-way street for us. No count here again.

There are students, staff and parents at Rock City school, Wellington school and Uplands Park school. You do the math – we want our children safe. The 853 cars counts only the cars, not the driver and passengers.

There are 29 people on Opal. We are also taxpayers and we number thousands.

M.A. Pritchard, Nanaimo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Opal Road was never dangerous until it was blocked off


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