I have been following the proposal for bicycle lanes on Fitzgerald Avenue with interest.
It would seem that our council elected on a “common sense” initiative is about to commit large sums of the taxpayers’ money to this ludicrous idea.
Could someone please tell me — has a count of the cycle riders actually using this road been done? If not, why not? Please, please tell me this is not so.
How many cyclists? How much money? How much money per cyclist?
Regarding Ms. Munroe’s recent letter, I would be surprised if the residents on Fitzgerald were not concerned. I know I would be if my access was going to be restricted and likely no parking in front of my house.
Sure we all pay taxes, but motorists pay exorbitant taxes on every litre of fuel purchased, some of which is supposed to pay for the road system. Cyclists don’t!
Seems to me the cyclists are very vocal indeed, wanting expensive bike lanes and a wooden bridge that goes nowhere. Time to start taxing the cyclists, Mr. Mayor. An annual fee of $100 per cycle should do for a start.
As for the people who want road closures so they “can dance in the street and meet their neighbors,” spare me! We have wonderful parks for that!
Where is the common sense we thought this council was going to govern us with?