Comment 12083

By highwater (registered) | Posted September 26, 2007 at 13:20:13

In spite of the Spec's attempts to paint this as a he said/she said issue between mean-spirited Westdale residents and the plucky little University, in fact it was city staff who identified this remnant truck route as an error and asked council to reword the bylaw to eliminate it. If council votes to accept the staff recommendation, it will be a very good thing for this dense, walkable neighbourhood, as well as for the many cyclists and pedestrians who use this stretch of road. However, I'm not sure how much of a precedent it would set for the removal of a long-established truck route.

You have one advantage over us though. If you decide to pursue a ban, the opposition you would face would be more a more disparate group of trucking companies, business groups, etc., as opposed to the mediaeval city-state we're up against here in Westdale.

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