An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THERE ARE TIMES when I have hope for City of Kamloops planners.
A report on Phase 2 of the Downtown Plan process was released on Tuesday and there’s some good stuff in there.
Never mind that it recommends doubling down on the questionable Fourth Avenue “pedestrian plaza” concept. Maybe I was just there at the wrong time during the two-week experiment but it looked like anything but a big success to me.
Why planners and, apparently, the City council, think this is a good idea when pedestrian malls so famously flop almost everywhere else they’re tried is beyond me.
Never mind, there are positive signs elsewhere in the report.
Mel Rothenburger’s Armchair Mayor editorials appear Mondays through Thursdays on CFJC- TV. His Armchair Mayor column is published Saturdays on ArmchairMayor.ca and CFJC Today. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.