FENCING is under discussion in White Rock. Residents are trying to balance safety concerns surrounding the very active Burlington Northern (BNSF) railway track (where pedestrians tend to wander) with neighbourhood aesthetics and beach access. To some only railings and perhaps an occasional chainlink fence (barely visible at bottom left of top picture) will do. Any obstruction to the naturally created tidal pools swirling on the spongy beach floor is as unsettling to some as pulling the shades down on a beautiful spring view.
People have baulked at walking extra yards to the entranceway. I am not sure if the current hotly debated fence at east beach (pictured above and below from both sides) will stay or be taken down similarly to the one at west beach.
The putting up and taking down of reasonably inoffensive safety barriers is my reason for linking to GOOD FENCES and OUR WORLD at the side bar.