Dig of the spurs: Curb chaos along 180 Street in Cloverdale

In this edition of Tip of the Hat, Dig of the Spurs, a parent sounds off on new curb bulges that have created gridlock outside a school.

Parents are fuming about new curbs that were installed this summer along 180 Street – directly in front of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary. It’s a back-to-school welcome nobody wanted, according to Julie Wester, who says she and other parents are united in their annoyance.

The new curbs are traffic-calming bulges designed to slow traffic down and boost pedestrian safety.

But they’re possibly working too well, according the Wester.

“These so-called improvements effectively narrow the traffic flow by 50 per cent and totally constrict the traffic so that it backs up onto 64th and 60th Avenues, impeding the morning traffic commute,” she told the Reporter last week.

The curbs are creating traffic gridlock on a route that’s already a squeeze at drop-off times before and after school.

With student enrolment climbing to more than 2,000 this school year, Wester says the school is already “notoriously overcrowded.”

The traffic turmoil is the last thing parents need as they finally send their teenagers back to school, she said.

“These curbs were probably installed in the name of safety, where there are no actual concerns,” she fumed. “[It’s] Total inconvenience and traffic mayhem!”

Just Posted

Cloverdale Toastmasters celebrate 25 years of learning and laughter

Cloverdale club is a high achieving, yet laid-back Toastmasters group

Surrey RCMP searching for missing 15-year-old Aboriginal girl

Police say Megan Hindmarch was last seen in the 12400-block of 97B Street at 8 p.m. on June 18

McCallum’s canal pitch took Surrey councillors by surprise

City government has more important issues pressing than building a canal, councillors say

Crime Stoppers urges Lower Mainland residents to check these 9 safety items every night

Home security tips demonstrated at Cloverdale house on Wednesday

Surrey RCMP conducting drug-related search warrant

Traffic closed in both directions on 128th Street, between 64th and 66th Avenue

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

PHOTOS: Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa is gone

The Conservative Member of Parliament and long-time community advocate died in hospice this morning

Victoria double murder trial: Blood splatter analyst found no shoe prints on scene

RCMP analyst testifies to smears, fingermarks, ‘swipe and wipe’ patterns around apartment

B.C. teen killed by falling tree near Victoria

Second youth also injured in freak incident during field trip at Camp Barnard near Sooke

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Channel your inner pirate in epic Canada-wide treasure hunt

200 treasure chests hidden among trails and waterways, lots of prizes to be claimed

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Most Read