The roundabout in Qualicum Beach

Wow. Letter writer Allan Clark’s deluxe ‘Roundelex’ sounds like it could really put Qualicum Beach on the map.

More thoughts on another roundabout for Qualicum Beach.

Wow. Letter writer Allan Clark’s deluxe ‘Roundelex’ sounds like it could really put Qualicum Beach on the map. The town engineer could bring home some awards. I applaud Clark’s humour and share his frustration, but, seriously?

We need to redevelop the Memorial/Village Way intersection to the benefit of all, otherwise major injuries or a fatality are surely looming.

Let’s take care of a day to day need in town before thinking about arts centres and piers and other fancies.

The town spent dollars and made a start by filling in the chasm of a ditch on the southeast corner (shop-riders, pedestrians and cars breathed a sigh of relief). They also did up preliminary plans (at what cost?) a couple of years ago to rebuild Memorial from Village north past Sunningdale to Hoylake. What happened to that plan to fix the sight lines and make it safe for pedestrians and cyclists?

The town engineer will know if a roundabout at Memorial/Village Way is really necessary or if we could get by with less/no land expropriation and reduced cutting of trees (the deforestation in Qualicum Beach is worryingly escalating) and go with upgraded lights, a pedestrian island and some turning lanes. I too would like to keep the final bill reasonable.

Valerie MelansonQualicum Beach

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