Bus stop needed back at Vernon mall

Once again, I urge common sense now that winter has arrived, to have the former bus stop at the Village Green Mall reinstated.

The location was by the doors closest to the food court, and allowed patrons of the mall to wait in comfort for their bus to arrive.

The current bus stop is now on 48th Avenue, a single bench next to the sidewalk, no shelter.

How can anyone expect a mom with a stroller, a senior with a walker, or even the average pedestrian to navigate across the busy mall parking lot and not land up falling on the ice or worse, being hit by a car?

How can anyone think this is an improvement when a small child can freeze in a stroller while waiting on the windy road for a bus?

The City of Vernon bus drivers are professionals, completely capable of navigating their bus safely into the mall. I suggest their track record is 100 per cent for zero accidents.

They serviced this location for years.

Councillors, citizens and the management of Village Green Mall need to address this immediately now that our serious Canadian winter has arrived.

Holly Baxter

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