Justin Trudeau – Letters, Feb. 7: ‘Trudeau should stop boasting about pipelines’
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FEARING THE VOTE
No plebiscite on lowering speed limits on city streets because “ it’s to expensive.” If you believe this load of manure, then I have a big blue ring I’d be willing to sell you. The fact is, plebiscites don’t fair well for this city council. Remember the Olympic fiasco and how humiliated this council was when the people of Calgary shot it down? No, it’s more of the reason that no matter what Father Nenshi, his band of merry yes men, and all the special interest groups they can find to agree with them say, the vast majority of Calgarians just plain don’t want a ton of money spent on this exercise in futility. But as history tells us, we as citizens of this city are too naive or just plain wrong about everything and our high faluting city council is always right. Bike lanes come to mind. I’m sure glad we have this holier than thou group of politicians looking out for our interests no matter what we may think. We will all have lots of time to reflect on this as we literally crawl home at the end of a long day.
(Social engineers need to give it a rest.)
So, 40 km/h? Really? Plus, of course, no plebiscite to actually give the people an actual say in the matter. (Mayor Naheed) Nenshi and his following sheep passing a law while they still can. The great Nenshi has spoken, so it will be. In all of this, has it ever been mentioned that pedestrians need to be more responsible? Maybe look up from your phones, take out your ear buds, quit darting out between cars, crossing streets on a whim. What happened to the days of learning to cross a street properly? Believe kids were taught in kindergarten way back. Drivers do need to be diligent, especially under certain times and circumstances, but some of this must go on the shoulders of the pedestrians. As most people know, this will help feed the cash cow? Oops that does not exist. BS. Back to the plebiscite, give the people a chance to decide, which if that was the case I would then agree with, otherwise soon another great thinker will be pushing for 30 km/h. Nenshi and company are obviously afraid of plebiscites. Yet we have an election coming soon, now is the time to let the people decide.
(The city’s super smarties don’t believe pedestrians have any personal responsibility. That alone is ridiculous when we all witness stupidity on a daily basis. Drivers, of course, take on and accept enormous personal responsibility every time they get behind the wheel.)