The City of Delta’s management continues their 20th century fascination with car culture. Last month I wrote about the extraordinary Council report where the Delta engineering department recommending concrete barriers to facilitate vehicular movement at 16th Avenue and 53A Street in Tsawwassen with solid double yellow lines for car traffic at this “T” intersection. There have been a number of vehicles that have ended up in neighbours’ yards and there is NO marked pedestrian crosswalk. Vehicles in Tsawwassen never stop for pedestrians.
This residential intersection is on a bikeway and pedestrian access point to a park, schools and to the commercial area, but no provision was made for vulnerable road users in this design. In fact the words “pedestrian” and “cyclist” were not mentioned once in the report to Delta council.
Subsequent to our comment last month, this report was pulled and the Delta Engineering Department has gone back to the drawing board. But not before temporarily plunking concrete barriers with tips that now preclude safe pedestrian travel on one of the corners of the “T” intersection.
Motordom reigns supreme with the City of Delta.