Actually, Main Street Changes Are A disaster
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