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FEATURED COMMENT – Note to City council: Brocklehurst Lives Matter

Re: Here’s to the Crosswalk Crusader of Brocklehurst

Had it been anywhere south of blue bridge, the city wouldn’t have removed it, they would have rolled out some paint temporarily until a pedestrian street light or overhead crosswalk could be installed asap, the real concern is with the detour going down side streets clearly not designed for such volume of traffic nor the speeds impatient drivers are driving on them, close proximity to homes with many children outside playing in their own yards with no curbing who have been covid pent up, its just a matter of time before something nobody wants to think about or address happens, until it happens, time to wake up city council, all lives matter, Brocklehurst Lives Matter.

JEFF HICKETTS

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3 Comments on FEATURED COMMENT – Note to City council: Brocklehurst Lives Matter

  1. John Noakes // August 5, 2020 at 7:10 AM // Reply

    I think you might have something here, Jeff.
    Taxpayers paid about $6,000 for a multi-colour crosswalk downtown. In fact, taxpayers have paid for a few other multi-colour crosswalks as well.
    The Armchair Mayor wrote an editorial about the $6,000 model surviving a Kamloops winter. Perhaps the location, south of the Overlanders Bridge, had something to do with the value of the project.

    https://cfjctoday.com/2020/02/19/rothenburger-as-the-winter-muck-recedes-the-rainbow-crosswalk-emerges-2/

    All that comes to mind is that the streets and engineering folks have been caught off guard a bit on the traffic volume and pattern change due to construction in Brock. Who would ever have considered the safety of kids in a residential area?

    • The rainbow sidewalk provides plenty of photo opportunities for engineers, managers and politicians…photo opportunities are always in demand because the need for a redemptive offset for the “forgotten children” or other myopic choices…

  2. Reckless, inconsiderate drivers are all over the city. It would be nice though if truly drivers and motor vehicles would stop get prioritized as the city grows. We are absurdly dependent on motor vehicles.

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