Today at lunch, I decided to run a little errand. I walked up to Metro Music to pick up some Christmas gifts for my girls. (FYI, it’s a good thing they don’t/can’t read this blog.) I started just south of Fifth Avenue and Metro is just north of Glebe. There are lights at Fifths, Third, First and Glebe.
I missed every light.
I then had to make the return trip. Again, I missed every light.
This was lunch time in the Glebe, an eminently walkable place with a good deal of pedestrian traffic. It’s winter. There’s rain. And I have to wait at every light for cars to go through.
This is car-centric development. This is how you kill your downtown.
*It shouldn’t matter what I was doing, but the city always wants a “business case” to let people live their friggin’ lives in their own neighbourhood.