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
Prof. Graham Good