Hi everyone, here is a letter to the editor that was in today Winnipeg free Press:
It is titled: It's clear which path to take.
I would like to commend Coun. Harry Lazarenko for his recent comment regarding " ignorant" cyclists on our streets.As an avid motorist, I am harrased daily by not only cyclists, but pedestrians as well. Granted, most of the time there are no sidewalks or paths other than the road, but we need to discourage the very idea that motor vehicles should courtesly share the streets with anyone smaller or cleaner than them.
THe Active Transportation study, would have us believe that only about seven per cent of commuters walk or or cycle to work, but I can tell you that even a few of these radical and often belligerent hippy-types are a huge inconvienience to motorists. I've actually been forced to slow down more than once, or even( if you can believe it) go around some of these people.
One middle aged woman I see often trudging down the street to work and back everyday actually had the nerve to give me a dirty look when I passed her at a speed just over the speed limit, and gave her a little " slush bath"
I say, scrap the whole notion of more studies, more paths, and more weirdos who don't drive everywhere. we should be spending our tax dollars on our overly stressed- health care system instead.