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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 18 | November 15, 2001


Remove car access, not pool , suggests reader


It is hard to see how the proposed relocation of the bus loop and outdoor pool is going to create a more "pedestrian-friendly area," as claimed in your report of Nov. 1 [Pedestrian-friendly area proposal's goal, UBC Reports, Nov. 1 2001].

The pool and loop are perfectly well placed where they are. Why undergo the huge upheaval of moving them?

The main motive for the plan seems to be the inclusion of "commercial, institutional and residential space," not concern for pedestrians, who would be better served by much tighter restrictions on vehicle traffic generally on campus.

Car access to campus has greatly increased over the last 10 years, and inevitably some vehicles are driven fast and aggressively. The effective way to get a more pedestrian-friendly campus is by limiting access strictly to authorized vehicles, not by moving the pool and bus loop.

Prof. Graham Good
English Dept.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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