Originally Posted by Cre47
Considering that few people in Gatineau had interest in the consultation process and that many in Ottawa seems to be against the project because of the NIMBY effect and the fact that it is not real problem to them (at least the suburbs say so). Maybe we should concentrate on the transit bridge from now on.
Le Droit and the rest of the media are creating controversies out of non-issues. The people of Ottawa won't be "paying for the bridge" any more or less than the people of Gatineau, Ontario and Quebec, and Canada for that matter, since the NCC is into it.
The francophone media is stirring shit because they want the bridge at Kettle Island and they think they will make their case stronger by shedding light on a supposed anglo anti-Gatinese conspiracy. The anglo media is studiously skirting the issue that the bridge is needed FIRST AND FOREMOST for truck traffic.
Let's all keep our eyes on the ball here. Commuter bridges, transit bridges, all the rest of the philosophical re-invention of the wheel, will only serve to distract, delay, and procrastinate.
WE NEED A BRIDGE AT KETTLE ISLAND, LINKING THE AVIATION PARKWAY TO THE 417, SPECIFICALLY FOR TRUCKS
SO THEY CAN BE REROUTED FROM DOWNTOWN.
All other considerations are secondary.