braking teeth

come on ride the train
Saturday 5 September 2009, 09:55
Filed under: edmonton, news

Recent: West LRT Expansion Information Sessions are now scheduled for this month, and public hearing in November. Not sure if I will attend but I will at least read the summaries after the fact.

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I posted a comment on this article but I have a feeling it won’t make it past CBC moderation.

New LRT routes raise concerns

“When are Edmontonians going to pull their collectives thumbs out of their arses?

Apparently now.

The decision to close the municipal airport finally went through thus potentially releasing the choke hold on our downtown skyline. It’s an exciting time. Now we’re talking about reducing single occupant vehicle traffic in areas that are ineffeciently covered by transit and the very people who would most benefit from it are saying, “not in my neighborhood”

Then where?

Being a young person in this city is so damn frustrating but I genuinely love it and refuse to join my peers in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, you name it. These transit plans might be a breaking point.

As a life long resident of the west end and recent downtown dweller I live or have lived and work on all of the major arteries proposed for West LRT service. I say it’s about time. It’s the best time! Yeah, it’s going to bite for a while (let’s face it, a long time) but it will all be worth it when I can LRT to my mom’s in Meadowlark, pick her up for a Punjabi dinner date in Millwoods, then hotrail it back downtown to catch an art show and a dance party at the ARTery. All of that without once having to endure some GASSHOLE badly maneuvering an SUV because it makes them feel safer on the way to Starbucks.

Get out of your car, talk a walk[dang!], ride a bicycle, get on the train, look your neighbours in the eye. It’s possible.

And my god, stop complaining about construction. It is a reality of living in a city rather than a backwater town on steroids.”


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