Baby geese get help crossing busy Langley road
Families of geese cross Langley's Zero Avenue every year to feed hungry goslings
A group of residents in Langley, B.C., are asking drivers to slow down to avoid crushing baby geese on the road, claiming existing signs do not do enough to protect the goslings.
Concerned residents in the rural suburb east of Vancouver are making their own signs in hopes of preventing drivers mowing down families of geese that cross busy Zero Avenue every year to feed hungry goslings.
Resident Trudy Handel says she has seen cars speeding at triple the speed limit on the busy road and it's got so bad, she and her neighbours have taken matters into her own hands.
"This sign is just one of many. The neighbours jumped on the bandwagon and we've kind of got them up and down the street," said Handel.
Neighbour Lois Clough has asked the city to put up better signage, warning drivers about geese crossing. Clough says she's tired of witnessing what she calls avoidable accidents.
"When you drive by and see baby geese dead, their parents hovering over them...Then they're getting smushed at the same time because they won't move...It's heartwrenching."
The neighbours say their signs are working, but still they're calling on the Township of Langley and the RCMP to do more.
Langley RCMP says it is enforcing speeding on the busy thoroughfare, but that it can be difficult to pull people over on the narrow road.
The Township of Langley has already put up three signs reading "Watch For Wildlife", but residents and drivers say they are vague and confusing.
The township says it has no plans to put up more signage next year.