Comment 116731

By JasonL (registered) | Posted March 02, 2016 at 22:35:54

The 2007 TMP planning process saw overwhelming desire from the public for safe streets, cycling routes, good transit, less speeding, safer for walking, safer for kids to/from school etc..... Pretty much the identical themes have emerged from the 2015 TMP update, and I'm sure will be ignored by council again for the next 8 years.

But check this out - at last weeks committee meeting, a certain councillor put forward a motion asking staff to start building and re-building roads wider and faster than we have since the 2007 TMP update. Yes, you read that right. Apparently it's possible to build roads with MORE wasted space and to encourage MORE speeding than we already do, and this councillor motion specifically mentions the 2007 TMP and asks staff to scrap the road construction guidelines that were adopted back then, and instead make them wider to allow for even more free-flowing traffic speeds than we currently design roads for.

Can't wait to see how thick the dust gets on that recently updated Vision 2040 or whatever the heck they're calling it this time.

Comment edited by JasonL on 2016-03-02 22:36:13

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