Transportation mess is spreading

Transportation is the one key part of our lives that most of us, love it or hate, have to deal with. It is essential for almost all of us to make a living and can be a pleasure or pain for us in our free time.

Transportation is the one key part of our lives that most of us, love it or hate, have to deal with. It is essential for almost all of us to make a living and can be a pleasure or pain for us in our free time.

The mode of transportation we choose to use is often a reflection of who we are, our financial success, and even what we value both as individuals and as a society.

Love them or hate them, it is the fearless leaders of society who place the restrictions upon society as a whole for “our own good.” However these limitations are becoming more and more frustrating, and it is by design and not without reason.

Hwy 63, for example, is being twinned, although not nearly fast enough for many of us, and the process of it being twinned is also a source of frustration. Road construction for the next 38 km, reads one sign. But the reality of it is probably more like 3.8 km and the speed fines double in the 70 and 80 km/h zones.

The pavement looks beautiful. Like a nice drag strip only much longer. It is a shame to think we will be restricted to 100 or 110 again once it is finished. For those of you who did not know there is site (stop100.ca) for those who want to get rid of these ridiculously slow highway speeds.

At the other end of the spectrum, the bicycle lanes that so few of us want is the other source of great frustration. I will not even go into the dozens of reasons why I and many others hate these things. It bothers me even more when taxpayer dollars are used to tell me the benefits of them.

I personally would have liked to have seen the money go into repairing the deteriorating infrastructure whether if be road repair or upgrading old water and sewer lines that need to be updated.

But even the leaders at the civic level of governance must obey the powers that be in order to transition the population to a cleaner and greener planet. Especially since they know that in the short-term future, we will experience a major downturn in the economy. A downturn so dramatic, that many people who now drive to work will be happy to cycle to work, that is if they still have a job.

Think this is crazy? No, it is in fact all planned. And your reality is being planned for you and to see the proof just research Agenda 21.

Now I guess I will just have to go with the flow and dust off that bicycle and lose that last 10 pounds. Big Brother really does know what is best for us, doesn’t he?

Bruce Harvey

Red Deer

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