The article is pretty funny. Maybe the alderman are "surprised" to make the optics worse on the governments end because this idea is nothing new. It was new when the East Freeway report was finished, and that was how long ago?
the city into something as terrible as this, a largely municiply-built highway completely in the middle of urban development, while the Alberta Goverment spends billions creating highways to offload traffic away from the road. The thought of it just drives me mad!