Pathway addition improves access

Re: New walkway on waterfront expensive, unnecessary, Letters, June 9.

To the Editor,

Re: New walkway on waterfront expensive, unnecessary, Letters, June 9.

I think I smell a rat.

Gerard St. Jean lives right on the route where the pathway will be constructed (Battersea Road).

Despite his preamble about his bicycle ride being easier if the walk was built, he then plays the ‘green’ card by saying the beach would be destroyed.

Really? More like his privileged lifestyle.

He would deny the 90 per cent of us who have limited access to this beach.

He is hiding behind the usual NIMBY-ism that exists in this town and is probably one of the enlightened citizens who complained a few years ago when the city was going to plant a row of wonderful palm trees along the waterfront, only to be shouted down.

They “weren’t suitable”  or something.

More like, “We don’t want the riff-raff and hoi poloi attracted to our exclusive enclave.”

Keith Osmond

Nanaimo