There are probably people in Ward 37, it is the area immediately north of Ward 35, where Michelle Berardinetti’s message of removing bike lanes is well received. This message is for you. Unless you want to live in a construction zone, hear the hissing sound of your wallet being deflated by city council to pay for double digit tax increases and see your property values plummet you should be afraid of Ward 35 candidate for council . Very, very afraid. How afraid. of you will lose your homes, they will be bulldozed over.
Where does she get the idea, “â€œAlso to find proper bike linkages that actually do match up and link to the bike-way through hydro corridors. Thereâ€™s ravines, thereâ€™s safe bike paths that can be created but not on Pharmacy and Birchmount.â€(TorontoObserver)? Well head on over to her web site. The main page features a prominent link to . Saveyourbusiness.ca in tandem with (both sites are the creation of the Toronto Party) suggests, “…It would be far safer and more efficient to convert these bike lanes back toÂ traffic lanes and provide a bicycle trail in a nearby off-road corridor…”
Ward 37 people still nodding your heads in agreement? Check out their plans for the roads. HWY 448 is what you should be afraid of. Very, very afraid. HWY 448 is what they want to stick into your backyards. Keep reading the web sites. They want to tunnel or trench a freeway through the hydro corridor that runs just north of Eglinton. That same corridor they want to stick cyclists is where they will stick HWY 448. You will only get to keep the soccer pitches currently located there if they can tunnel. Well at least 905′ers will be able to get home faster. Just think of how many years you will have to endure living in a construction zone. The Toronto Party estimates the cost of HWY 448 at over $120 million. Though the sum seems rather low considering how many of your houses or businesses will have to be bulldozed. Think of Boston’s Big Dig.
Take a good look at the prominent link provided by Ms. Berardinetti. It talks about the War on Cars, War on Business and the War on Fun. It espouses enough conspiracy theories to bring back X-Files for another seven seasons. Oh yes, global warming is a fraud too. The Gardiner?Â They want to string that up on wires. This would be comedic if they were not so serious.
Really. With endorsements like that can you afford to have political enemies?
You people laughing at this in other parts of the city stop. This is only one of four expressways they want to build inside the borders of Toronto. You should be afraid too.
Correction(10/15/10) – ‘Bucky’ pointed out that I goofed on Wards. It is Ward 37 that is north of 35. Ward 36 only has to worry about a couple of small roads they want changed to arterial roads.