Sunday, 21 August 2016

Paint ... But Do Not Hammer On Train Cars

YOU CAN paint graffiti on them ...

but (as the sign below says) hammering on train cars that carry hazardous materials is definitely a no, no.

Watching the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) methodically chug by,

we were reminded yet again that no person or vehicle will get in or out of Crescent Beach for about 15 minutes, including an ambulance or a fire truck.

The route of this overburdened and increasingly long freight train is a disaster-in-waiting.

The likelihood of the hillside along the tracks eroding and the possibility of coal train dust or toxic chemical spills harming the community is real.

Solutions have long been sought, from building a tunnel or a bridge to relocating the tracks.

Recently the idea of relocating the tracks has gained steam.

Local citizens urging politicians to study the matter see positive signs.

Now the BC government Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Surrey-White Rock Gordon Hogg, local mayors, federal Member of Parliament (MP) Ken Hardie and BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone are on board with the plan. This is only the start as financial considerations and negotiations with BNSF will no doubt run into stumbling blocks. Any new and most likely shorter route to destined ports would meet new environmental challenges.

If relocation of the tracks happens eventually, I will not miss the drifting art (vandalism to many) blocking a critical path several times a day.

Relocation will unlock larger portions of seascape to pedestrians. People will be able to freely walk and perhaps cycle from the City of White Rock to Crescent Beach in Surrey along one of the most scenic shorelines in BC.

What a privilege and a joy this would be not only for locals but for visitors from around the globe.


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Thursday, 18 August 2016

UMBRELLAS HUDDLED AT THE BEACH

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

UP, DOWN AND ALL AROUND AT ELGIN PARK

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Picket Fence Fantasies

THE COMMON yet iconic picket fence implies proud home ownership and family-friendly neighborhoods. A feeling of calm drifts over me at the sight of these constructs photographed on walks in and around Crescent Beach. It is reassuring to know that gripping the edge of the beach is a strip of country life. Surrounded by the bustle of cars, nonstop freight trains and jet planes, the idyllic white-washed fences stand as a buffer to soothe passersby.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

GREEN CANOPY TO STAIRWAY

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Friday, 5 August 2016

SCENES BY STAIRCASE AT 24TH AVENUE TO CRESCENT BEACH

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Thursday, 4 August 2016

TEMPTED BY A RAIN-WASHED APPLE

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SPARROW WEARS CAMOUFLAGING COLOURS

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

STUCK IN THE MUD AT ELGIN PARK

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