Lib­er­als push­ing ‘green dream’ on On­tar­i­ans

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - OPINION -

The last time I looked On­tario has ex­tremely in­hos­pitable weather to cy­clists dur­ing a good part of the year. This raises se­ri­ous ques­tions how on earth the Wynne gov­ern­ment can pos­si­bly jus­tify spend­ing $93 mil­lion on more bike lanes.

We are hav­ing more and more ac­ci­dents on the 401, be­tween Kingston and Brockville es­pe­cially, yet there has been no ef­fort by Wynne to im­prove road con­di­tions in that area.

In fact there has been se­ri­ous con­cerns over how snow re­moval is be­ing done on the 401, the busiest high­way in Canada. There are also prob­lems with the qual­ity of asphalt be­ing used on our high­ways since com­pa­nies started us­ing ground up car tires, old asphalt and even asphalt shin­gles in the mix. Roads that were sup­posed to last many years are fall­ing apart rapidly.

I have to think this ex­panded bike lane in­san­ity is more of the Wynne Lib­er­als push­ing their ‘green dream,’ as by hav­ing poorly main­tained high­ways and car­bon taxes rais­ing petrol prices, it wants to force driv­ers out of their ve­hi­cles and onto bikes and pub­lic trans­port! Larry Comeau Ot­tawa

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