'Suck it up' 

LETTER: For the week of Aug. 8

click to enlarge FILE PHOTO BY EMMA HAGGAR / TOURISM WHISTLER - The municipality responded to resident concerns that the growing popularity of Whistler's SkyWalk Trail, pictured, was causing major headaches over parking and illegal camping on Mountainview Drive.
  • FILE PHOTO BY EMMA HAGGAR / TOURISM WHISTLER
  • The municipality responded to resident concerns that the growing popularity of Whistler's SkyWalk Trail, pictured, was causing major headaches over parking and illegal camping on Mountainview Drive.

To the hard-done-by residents of Mountain View Drive: The Resort Municipality of Whistler got rid of the porta-potty in the cul-de-sac and put up a number of no-parking signs.

I went there for a hike the other day and ended up parking right in front of someone's house. To me, it didn't make much sense.

Why not maintain the parking in the cul-de-sac where there is more space and no houses?

Oh well, it's a done deal now!

The quote in the paper read: "We now have a significant rise in traffic going up and down our street, and non-resident vehicles parking the full length of the legal side of the street" ("Municipality addresses parking issues on Mountainview Drive," Aug. 1). We live in Whistler and are always going to be at times inconvenienced by the popularity of our town. Take a drive down to Alta Vista on a sunny summer day and see what a congested neighbourhood really looks like!

As the saying goes, "suck it up buttercup." It's Whistler.

Jan Tindle // Whistler

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