Comment 116390

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted February 04, 2016 at 16:19:24 in reply to Comment 116389

Uh ... the point of this site, and the work of many members who contribute, is to make suggestions and actively work to improve the city. Every city has scope for improvement, and in successful cities residents, staff and politicians are constantly trying to improve, not just sitting back fatalistically and saying "I guess it has to be this way ... if something in the city is not working well, or failing residents, the only thing you can do is move somewhere nicer."

There are lots of simple things that can be done, and lots of progress already (think SoBi, Cannon Bike lanes, improvements to Herkimer/Charlton bike lanes, LRT etc.). Each of these initiatives has been achieved, at least in part, by contributors to this site!

Pointing out examples of successful initiatives elsewhere that we could emulate seems like a pretty reasonable thing to do. It is can be frustrating when decision makers squelch initiative and take a "good enough for the likes of you attitude" but that is no reason to give up.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-02-04 16:22:00

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