Traffic problems remain at Kalavista

Challenges continue around a popular, but busy, Coldstream boat launch.

Challenges continue around a popular, but busy, Coldstream boat launch.

District officials are still hearing concerns about traffic and alcohol use at the Kalavista Drive boat launch and parking lot.

“People are riding in boats between the launch and parking area and people are backing into the launch from the road,” said Coun. Richard Enns.

Some upgrades were recently initiated to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion in the area.

“There’s been improvement and it’s hard to educate all boat users in any one way about the rules,” said Enns.

“Hopefully in time, the changes will become more part of boating activities.”

But Enns believes there are other actions that could be taken to help promote safety.

“Maybe there should be people there with enforcement to say what’s appropriate,” he said.

Municipal staff have looked at records and they indicate that on average, there is one accident per year at Kalamalka Road and Kalavista Drive and there hasn’t been an accident on Kalavista for a few years.

Another neighbourhood along Kalamalka Lake has also been the focus of attention.

Coun. Maria Besso and the community policing co-ordinator recently discussed security issues with residents of the 7800 block of Westkal Road.

“People need to report incidents,” said Besso.

 

“Community policing is trying to help people help themselves with a Block Watch program.”