Agony in Langley: Problems of car-dependent communities

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All the problems of suburban transportation in one handy story from the Langley Advance.

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Langley

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A BAD FIT FOR CAR-DEPENDENT COMMUNITIES:

Residents in a northern Willoughby neighbourhood are going back to the drawing board in an effort to get more on-street parking near their homes.

The residents of the areas around 80th Avenue between 208th Street and 212th Street (above) came to Langley Township council in mid-December and were happy to immediately get some temporary relief.

Over the holidays, council voted to allow on-street parking on some roads around the neighbourhood, thus freeing up space while relatives visited.

That extra parking ended after New Year’s, and now the group is looking for new options.

“There’s a compromise possible,” said Courtney Wade, one member of the group.

The problem is relatively high density, in the area that is a mix of single family homes on small lots and…

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