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Lynn Johnston: Does she walk to work?

The first letter from Lynn:
https://www.nsnews.com/opinion/letters/letter-cross-at-your-peril-1.23109786
LETTER: Cross at your peril
North Shore News
DECEMBER 3, 2017 08:00 AM
Dear Editor
:
Somebody is going to die on St. Georges Avenue. With traffic using this vertical speedway as an alternate to Lonsdale Avenue, everyone is at risk. Cars don’t stop for pedestrians (except for Keith Road and beyond where there are stop signs and crosswalks) and some pedestrians don’t watch for cars. Crossing or turning onto lower St. Georges is another game of chance as you inch forward, hoping to see past parked vehicles. Some of these are trucks – too big to see over, too long to see around. Somebody is going to die on St. Georges ... and it just might be me.

Lynn Johnston
North Vancouver


The second letter from Lynn:

https://www.nsnews.com/opinion/letter-cross-at-your-peril-no-more-1.23410107
LETTER: Cross at your peril no more
North Shore News
AUGUST 23, 2018 09:46 AM

Dear Editor
:
A short while ago, I sent a letter to the North Shore News about the perils of crossing the road at Fifth Street and St. Georges Ave.

You published my letter.

I then received a note from the City of North Vancouver’s traffic division saying they would look into the matter.Last week, I was stopped in my tracks! There for all to enjoy is a real pedestrian crosswalk. WoooHooo! I wanted to thank the North Shore News for publishing my note and to the City of North Van for taking the comment seriously. At one time, “crossing over” might have meant the “great divide.” Now it simply means getting to the other side of the street. I want to thank you and the city for your help in this matter!

Lynn Johnston
North Vancouver

My comment:

Looking at a map of North Vancouver, the source of Lynn’s complaint dumbfounded me until I had the map software give me directions from Lynn’s house to the office building where Kate runs Lynn’s business.  Lo and behold, the pathway can cross Fifth Street and St. Georges Avenue and is a good 1.3 mile walk.   Impressive.  In Lynn’s second letter she calls out this intersection and makes it clear that she is a walker.  In Lynn’s first letter she does not mention Fifth Street and she pretends she is a driver.

We know that Lynn doesn’t drive, so given these 2 letters, does Lynn Johnston walk to work?  And why wouldn't her daughter, Kate drive her to work?
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