Road to Wells Gray Park needs widening

Biking and walking are simply too dangerous to do on the road to Wells Gray Park.

Have you who are reading this letter or others ever gone to the road to Wells Gray Park to walk or to ride your bike? But then, did you stop yourself at the realization of the danger involved in what you were going to do?

Due to limited space, biking and walking are simply too dangerous to do on the road to Wells Gray Park. RVs are especially dangerous, due to their size and aversion to allowing hikers, walkers and bikers adequate space. Many drivers may be driving the RVs for the very first time, or they become distracted by the surroundings and beautiful scenery.

Parks and tourists are important to Clearwater, but this poses a great danger for not only tourists, but also locals. Some locals refrain from stepping on the roads in the summer at all because of their fear of not having any road space.

We hope to spread awareness of this issue and to hopefully, in the future, have the roads widened perhaps to Helmcken Falls, so that everyone can safely enjoy the beautiful wilderness that is Clearwater.

We ask the readers to help spread awareness of this issue and to share your opinion on this short anonymous survey: tinyurl.com/wellsgrayroads.

Just something short will be fine! But of course, you can write as much as you want as well. Thank you for your input and time.

Janice Lau and Rylee Zittlau

Clearwater, B.C.