An article in today's Spectator about the city's plan to revitalize Gore Park confused me:
Vendors. Entertainment. A peace memorial. Less loitering. A friendlier climate.
Vendors, check. Get some commercial activity going on the street. Entertainment, check. Everyone loves a live band downtown. Peace memorial, check. It's important to commemorate our noble legacy of sacrifice. Less loitering.
Less loitering? To loiter is to stand idly about, to linger aimlessly, to proceed slowly or with many stops.
Isn't that exactly what we would want to encourage in an urban pedestrian plaza?
Or is the issue not the loitering per se but the particular people who presently happen to enjoy loitering at the Gore?
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