By Letter to the Editor on December 30, 2019.
At a recent meeting I was made aware of proposed changes that will be made on 13 Street North. It is intended to make certain changes on this roadway, converting four lanes of traffic to two lanes – one going north and one going south.
Keep in mind that at this time 13 Street North from the underpass to 9 Avenue North is presently four lanes – two going north and two going south. The outside lanes closest to the sideway would be converted to a lane for bicycle use.
Certain individuals within the City administration feel that a bicycle lane is more important than parking to access businesses on both sides of that street. I find it hard to believe that City planners would use that type of logistics. They would rather accommodate a minority group than business owners. There, I said it – a minority group. Is it not time that majority groups within the city of Lethbridge be recognized and considered?
I look at the usage of 7 Avenue South, Scenic Drive North and 13 Street North of 9 Avenue and see the limited use of these trails. One has to ask what revenue is generated by these trails toward city coffers.
The City of Lethbridge needs a major overhaul of city council, then start working on City department heads and then their assistants. Perhaps the department head positions should be an elected position. The municipal election cannot get here fast enough. I know who I am voting for and against.