Michener congestion dangerous
We moved to the Sierra Michener senior village condos about a year ago to make our retirement more suitable for us. I have been wheelchair bound for nine years but still able to live in my own home.
Considering the volume of the traffic in and out, I found this area not as safe as it should have been for everyone, the elderly in the condo and the Extendicare population, also all the service people who come frequently.
Michener Boulevard has no sidewalks on either side, and with approximately 500 residents living in this area and the movement of vehicles such as ambulances, staff of the Extendicare, delivery trucks, action bus, fire and rescue, visitors, etc., it is becoming a very congested area in Red Deer.
I wrote, emailed and telephoned about this problem to the appropriate people without result. They should have allowed to keep the road open between Michener Center and this area (it was open at first) but the Alberta government thinks otherwise (Michener Centre is on crown land).
The traffic is now getting worse with the start of phase III of the Sierras on Michener: with cranes, cement trucks, construction vehicles, etc., rolling in.
Why did the city and the planning commission approve such a big community to be developed with only one little entrance way? It has become a very dangerous situation.
I would like city council to see first hand this development, and I would urge the election candidates to inspect this area also.
It is a beautiful development but, oh, the woes of congestion, dangerous!
PS. It would also be beneficial to have a bus stop nearby.
(Mrs.) Dicky Mulder