I have been taking our business’s cardboard recycling to Raven several times a week, sometimes twice a day.
Often I ask myself if I am being punished for this environmentally conscious act, as that area is always either dusty or muddy, depending on the season and weather. Pavement ends just before the Raven complex, and Industrial Road turns into a dirt road. Ditto with Seventh Avenue in front of the community gardens.
This is in stark contrast to many suburban areas, new and old, around the city centre. In those areas we see lots more public investment per capita – super-wide, paved roads, immaculate, sidewalks, etc.
I wonder why suburbs you can’t get to without a car are worthy of much more attention and tax dollars compared to public places such as Raven and community gardens, which are the pillars of sustainable living.
Is the municipal government favouring suburban sprawl over green living practices?
As a public service, these two areas definitely deserve more care from governments.
Similar to the much-needed recent contribution to Raven from YTG, I suggest Whitehorse relax its rule of charging the neighbours for road improvements, and pave these two short sections on Industrial Road and Seventh Avenue around the two heavily used facilities to make life easier for its citizens.
I would like to see more inviting, convenient and cleaner access to Raven and the community gardens.