Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nanaimo's Terminal / Nicol
highway corridor "re-imagined" —
Here's the one thing I need to know

Above are the stated goals of the Terminal Nicol (highway corridor, left) Re-imagined Committee. This is a City of Nanaimo advisory committee (the City’s official name for the steering committee calls it a “streetscape” project) overseen by the Downtown BIA and comprised of City Councillors, the Snuneymuxw First Nation, the Chamber of Commerce, Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, the South End Community Association, 3 members-at-large with participation of both the City of Nanaimo and the BC Ministry of Transportation traffic engineers.

 These goals are laudable, even beyond reproach. Who could possibly disagree with them? Here's the one thing I need to know: what exactly is meant by the fourth principle? If it means what I fear it means the first three are unachievable.


Justyna said...

Is it feasible to reduce Nicol to a 2 lane street? Has the City been consulted on this?

Justyna said...

Many pedestrians use Victoria Road for a more pleasant experience walking to and from downtown. I hope the drive to beautify Nicol Street does not lead to creating more traffic on Victoria. If that happens, we may end up with 2 unpleasant streets for pedestrians, which I'm sure is not the goal of your organization.