Don’t eliminate parking spots for wider sidewalks

Editor,

Regarding the parking in Langley, I was quite surprised to read in the South Whidbey Record that many of the businesses in Langley were OK with eliminating yet more parking in order to widen the sidewalks on First Street.

While the wider sidewalks on Second Street are nice, the fewer parking spaces that was the undesired result of the project has been noticed by me and others. I can’t imagine making it even worse!

Do they not see how full the post office parking lot is most of the time? Even though it is for “postal patrons only?”

You won’t have folks walking those sidewalks if they can’t find parking to then get out of their car to walk them — and shop. I know I find it more and more frustrating to park in Langley. Especially worse on Fridays during the summer farmers market. I would say looking into additional parking would be a prudent top priority prior to eliminating any.

Shelly Ackerman

Langley

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