Yes, another posting on Druh Farrell’s crazy plan to close lanes on a major city artery to service a need that apparently nobody has.
The blowback from this initiative of idiocy continues and another fine editorial has popped up today.
Druh’s main-artery clogging brain cramp
You gotta give it to Ald. Druh Farrell.
And not in a good way.
Calgary’s theatre of the absurd has a zany new farce on its hands courtesy of one of its main players.
In case you missed it, and it’s hard to believe this nugget of nonsense would slip by on a relatively slow news week, Farrell is asking the city to shut down two lanes of Memorial Dr. between 10 St. and 3 St. N.W., on Sundays in August.
Not for more road improvements, mind you.
Nope, we’ve got enough detours and lane closures because of construction already.
Ah, but there are other ways to make you go crazy.
This time it’s so Calgarians can mingle and frolic on a main east-west route through the city.
Druh is still bravely marching forward in the face of overwhelming public opposition to this nonsensical notion. Druh says that residents want this (despite residents saying otherwise). Druh says traffic is light on Memorial Drive and on 16th avenue where traffic will be forced to reroute.
It being a lazy Sunday afternoon, I decided to pick up the video camera and head to the area in question. Perhaps there was hidden mass parking that I never knew of. Maybe I would find some hidden beauty in the asphalt that would draw people from the river path and onto the street. It is possible that my memory of Memorial Drive being a rather busy street was mistaken.
Below is what I found:
Come on Druh, wake up and smell the patchouli. Swallow the rest of your granola and a little of your pride. Back off and try to find the remnants of your sanity for the rest of your term as Alderman.