As­phalt ocean best we can do?

Windsor Star - - OPINION - Jeremy Proulx, Wind­sor

A park­ing lot? Not just a lit­tle pay lot. Not even just a park­ing struc­ture. An ocean of as­phalt for 5,822 cars on the for­mer Gen­eral Mo­tors trans­mis­sion plant prop­erty. Can you imag­ine this in your back­yard?

Is this the best Wind­sor can do with a mas­sive brown­field lot smack in the mid­dle of Walk­erville, one of the city’s most vi­brant areas?

When will res­i­dents have enough of this per­verse ur­ban plan­ning? There is more pave­ment on our oth­er­wise gor­geous water­front than grass, trees and gar­den.

A huge area is be­ing paved over for a hos­pi­tal that is fur­ther away from the great­est num­ber of peo­ple it serves and will ac­tu­ally serve fewer of them than ex­ist­ing hos­pi­tals do now. There are as­phalt roads run­ning through our parks.

We have a scrap­yard in the mid­dle of our city. And we can’t even fig­ure out how to share roads with cy­clists.

And now, a gi­ant park­ing lot? Does any­one else feel like scream­ing? Or mov­ing?

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