Lindsay downtown: Hallmark beautiful, too bad about the cars
The letter to the editor in the February edition of the Advocate by Wayne Medford, outlining a visionary plan for getting rid of parked cars in Lindsay’s downtown was inspiring. Medford suggested to “go with one lane of traffic in each direction. Add a central boulevard of trees and benches. Widen the sidewalks and plant many trees.”
I have lived in Minden since 1968 and Lindsay has always been a ‘destination’ for many locals of this area.
Interestingly, when I was in Lindsay recently, I commented that Lindsay downtown buildings have an inviting ‘Hallmark’ appeal, but too bad, so sad about the state of the sidewalk snow removal. (Minden is exemplary with regard to downtown snow removal.)
I followed this with my major complaint for years, with cars blindly backing out of angle parking which makes it undesirable for us to even drive down Kent Street, let alone park. Lindsay does have a great collection of parking lots nearby that help. Getting rid of the parking on Kent Street would be amazing and visionary.
Wayne Medford’s plan was inspiring. Lindsay is special in different ways than Port Perry, Bobcaygeon, or Fenelon Falls. We like them all but have often avoided downtown Lindsay because the parked cars make the entire downtown feel ‘user unfriendly.’
Bernie Davis, Minden