Editor: Maureen and Bob Hutcheson have written well on the domino effect of the multi-modal model for the Victoria Park boardwalk.
A domino they have not quite touched on, call it domino 3.5, is the beauty of the location. Why is there vehicle traffic along that road? Why do some park and look? Why do some of the walkers amble along? The place is beautiful!
If the multi-modal model will require vigilance on all users, the lovely Victoria Park location is wasted. Imagine what would happen if any of the walkers, runners, cyclists, skateboarders, roller-bladers, ATVers, snowmobilers, SUVers (maybe not all of those) and ice cream eaters should look up from their serious activity to look at a sailboat or the sunset on the water. Chaos! Someone, maybe several someones, would get squished.
Don’t fix what ain’t broke. Leave Victoria Park alone. The multi-modal model needs a new location with no view to distract. May I suggest the almost completed Plan B, where the cuts through the hills are deep enough that one cannot see out? Then, we would just add cars and trucks to the serious walkers, runners, cyclists, skateboarders, roller-bladers, ATVers, snowmobilers, SUVers and ice cream eaters.
Call it the Plan B muddled-multi-modal model.