Letter – Is fencing the best answer?

Re: Installation of handrails at Ogden Point Breakwater

Is fencing the best answer?

Re: Installation of handrails at Ogden Point Breakwater

Instead of fencing, why not just install a wheelchair-friendly, still lockable gate?  One assumes that the three-metre breakwater width is sufficient for safe mobility; or will fencing also entail a hefty, regularly scheduled, not-for-profit of course, maintenance contract to repair damage from impacts that have prevented wheelchairs from otherwise careening off into the drink? But locking (the gate) denies users a really neat benefit of fencing: no need to deny storm-watchers the joys of getting out onto the breakwater in wild weather! Doubtless, scores of people will want to get soaked right through, head-to-toe, by walls of biting cold spray. Currently, when in stronger gusts spray comes over the walls along Dallas Road, no one scurries “almost-got-me!” out of the way; on the contrary, folks habitually dash right in with great enthusiasm to revel in repeated hits of refreshing Salish Sea, don’t they?  For more, check out: breakwaterbuzz.blogspot.com

Bat-Ami Hensen,Victoria

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