Re: Children, parents protesting for safe intersection booted from City Hall

Re: Children, parents protesting for safe intersection booted from City Hall
Posted on June 28, 2013 | James O'Grady | Written on June 28, 2013
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Ottawa Citizen

Kids don't cross where you want them to cross, that's why the parents are concerned. As a teacher I know.

It doesn't matter where the kids are from, all kids deserve to have a safe walk to school and believe me there's a great deal of problems like this at many schools in Ottawa because the City doesn't give a rats ass about where or how they intensify around schools. While the OCDSB sits back and does nothing.

This is as true in my community, where the City allowed a Shoppers Drugmart to set up shop right across a major artery (Greenbank Rd.) from a K-8 PS, as it is elsewhere.

When children don't get the time of day from politicians, its a sure sign our priorities are out of whack.

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I am the founder of Unpublished Media--A social media entrepreneur, communications professional, part-time school teacher and community leader living in Nepean, Ontario. I am also a hockey goaltender, political hack... More


My comment on the Citizen pages:
One of my kids attended Hilson a few years back. He was bussed from another part of town, so traffic safety was not a personal concern for him. However, there are real issues with congestion on Byron and the safety issues for kids crossing the street to get to school are very real.

Streets, if properly designed, should be designed for use by kids, seniors, and people living with disabilities.

The more curmudgeonly "troll" remarks here are really inappropriate. There is simply no justification for bullying comments directed at school children and the adults who care for them.

I know its bad eh? There seems to be a a real effort to discredit anyone who raises an issue or vocalizes a difference of opinion. Its too bad because discussion and debate are what democracy is all about.