Ac­tu­ally, Main Street Changes Are A dis­as­ter

Ottawa Citizen - - LETTERS -

Re: Traf­fic-safety plan ig­nores the real prob­lem, Oct. 2.

Ac­cord­ing to David Reevely, the trans­for­ma­tion of Main Street into a “com­plete” street isn’t a dis­as­ter.” Ob­vi­ously, he never uses it.

Coun. Jean Cloutier de­fended the re­work­ing of the street by say­ing that stud­ies had shown that the changes would only add a three-minute de­lay to the trip. Only in Ot­tawa would changes be made to bring about in­ef­fi­ciency rather than ef­fi­ciency.

Traf­fic at peak times is grid­locked and one can only imag­ine how much worse it will be once the ad­di­tional traf­fic as­so­ci­ated with the new hous­ing de­vel­op­ments is added. In ad­di­tion, city work­ers have re­cently re­placed the grass be­tween the street and side­walk. This will be an on­go­ing waste of money due to dam­age caused by salt and snow clear­ing.

If it isn’t con­sid­ered a dis­as­ter now, then give it time. It will be. Christo­pher Bol­ger, Alta Vista


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