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

More in Letters to the Editor

Thank you for urging responsible climate change action

Editor, Thank you for your editorial urging responsible action in confronting climate… Continue reading

Irony in Navy, civillian responses to security

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just concluded a two-week drill which… Continue reading

Roundabout isn’t safe solution to traffic

Editor, The Washington State Department of Transportation has not put traffic counters… Continue reading

Concerned with safety of island and country

Editor, I was concerned about the Feb. 7 article “Law will allow… Continue reading

Clarifying a few seed-related facts in article

Editor, Thanks so much to The Record for helping spread the word… Continue reading

Good job county for implementing ban

Editor, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to… Continue reading

Trump’s parade proposal is missing its mark

Editor, When I heard about Trump’s parade proposal, I was reminded of… Continue reading

Navy shouldn’t take public space for training

Editor, We are very alarmed by the potential impact of two bills… Continue reading

Thankful for Burnett’s commitment to H&H

Editor, On behalf of the South Whidbey Hearts and Hammers board, this… Continue reading

Most Read