FW: Re: [T_2000] Re: Intermodality in Ottawa
- Thought this was interesting. Happy New Year, Andrew Dawson
>From: Marc Dufour <lugalle@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [T_2000] Re: Intermodality in Ottawa
>Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2004 11:42:20 -0500
>At 11:05 2004/01/01, David Jeans wrote:
> >And when talking intermodal, don't forget cyclists and
> >pedestrians. Though the train station is served by the city's extensive
> >bicycle path network, there is no signage at the station to find the
>A few times, once off the train, I had to go to Balena Avenue, which is
>right north of the General Hospital campus. The shortest way was to cross
>the tracks and head south accross the old coach-yard. To go by bus called
>for one transfer at Hurdman (or St-Laurent), and would have taken 4 times
>as long. Never mind "legally" walking, I would have to walk all the way to
>the Queensway and down Alta-Vista drive...
>Of course, it gave several heart attacks to the VIA Rail peanut sellers who
>thought they could prevent me from *GASP* crossing the tracks.
> >concealed entrance to the path. At pathway junctions near the station
> >there are no directions to the station itself. There are no bicycle
> >or lockers at the station. You also cannot take bicycles on the
> >trains. The bus station is close to designated cycling routes, but
> >bicycle access to the airport has not been addressed.
>Can't you stop whining? Why don't you buy a car like every sane,
>able-bodied Canadian is supposed to do???? And comeon, riding a bicycle?
>Are you nuts? You want to be in the way of the normal people driving their
>hard-earned cars???? What kind of asocial nut are you to promote a
>lifestyle that is so destructive for our Economy?
>You should be sent to a re-education camp, in Markham, Brampton or Kanata,
>to teach you the values of proper automobile ownership!!!!
>After all, there is a very important car and petroleum industry that is in
>a dire need of our hard-earned dollars!!!! How do you expect the Economy to
>**WORK** if you don't shell-out � of your earnings in an automobile????
>How do you think George's Bush sr. would able been able to afford his son's
>education if it weren't for the money he made in petroleum???? Is it what
>you want, George W. Bush to have a public-school education? Do you think he
>could be where he is now if he had a public-school education???
>It's incredible that some people can be so selfish and refuse to do their
>part to support our zillionaires!!!! You must be a pinko commie!!!!!
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