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LETTER: Alternative options for less traffic on Bow Valley Parkway

Editor: In response to Preserving the Access, Recreation and Tradition of the Bow Valley Parkway (PART) advertisement in the Aug. 19 and Sept.

Editor:

In response to Preserving the Access, Recreation and Tradition of the Bow Valley Parkway (PART) advertisement in the Aug. 19 and Sept. 2 the Rocky Mountain Outlook, how about a new vision of fewer vehicles on the road and start a new, more peaceful climate conscious safer tradition?

Parks Canada could limit private vehicle traffic from May to October to two or three days a week or provide Roam Transit service on the days private vehicles are not allowed. This would allow plenty of access to all, such as hikers, wildlife photographers, bird watchers, seniors, disabled citizens, botanists, artists, sightseers, wilderness photographers, and cyclists.

This would be great way for all of the above to experience this 17-kilometre stretch of beauty.

Many parks in the United States and Canada that are overcrowded with vehicles use a public transportation system to move people around their parks, such as in Lake Louise. Please consider these options.

Julie and Paul Sommerville,

Canmore