Comment 116372

By Too Much (anonymous) | Posted February 04, 2016 at 11:37:34

"A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars, it's where the rich use public transportation."

That's the quote that struck a nerve with Lloyd. He doesn't support the idea that anyone would choose to use public transit over their personal vehicle. That's it. Full stop.

But like a child he decides to discredit and attack the person who thinks differently than he does. Don't forget, this is the guy who nixed enhanced HSR to Redeemer College because taxes in his ward would go up by about 14 bucks. Area rated transit - bad joke.

He, like too many of his colleagues, is not the slightest bit progressive. This city is dying under an infrastructure deficit that only grows each year. It's exacerbated by the current model of "I have to go somewhere - where's my car?" suburban thinking.

It's bad enough that we can't afford the sprawl we've got without encouraging more, but Lloyd and his pals on council aren't satisfied with just getting what they want for their wards - they can't stand to see any progressive improvements to our urban form - so they get in the way to derail any improvements to the lower city. Bus lane - not a chance. Two way street conversions - not on my watch. Complete streets - damn those jaywalkers.

Things HAVE to change; it's just not going to happen with this group.

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