There are some who want sidewalks and some who don’t

City News has covered the uprising of some Lawrence Park parents who want more and better sidewalks for the safety of their kids as they walk to school. One family even got their little girl to speak personally about it. Punchy stuff. But as Ward 25 Councillor Jaye Robinson knows only too well, there is long-standing opposition not just to sidewalks but to the street paving that comes with it. There are east end streets that look like war zones. And that’s how ratepayers like it. They know their street will never become a speedy short cut for anyone while it’s in that condition. Oh, yes and there are the trees too. But sidewalks can go around trees as they do on well-paved McRae Drive in Leaside for  example. Lots of different kinds of fish to fry at this party.

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