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Ottawa Citizen – Jenkins: Shape-shifting Albert Street

March 2, 2015

\MARK POST #5835

http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/jenkins-shape-shifting-albert-street

Good Morning Mr. Jenkins :~)

RIDDLE ME THIS, THIS FINE MONDAY MORNING !

Here, I digress slightly to admonish the entire NEWS MEDIA COMMUNITY in OTTAWA for the following lack of PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM in REPORTING A STUPID FATAL AND GLARING IDIOT DECISION by THE CITY of OTTAWA SURROUNDING A MAJOR ARTERIAL TRANSPORTATION ROUTE.

Back to you Phil.

During my 2 year walkabout in Calgary, I’ve concluded that the people who have come up with the naming scheme for road were surely themselves on crack cocaine having spent too much time in near proximity to others while riding the Calgary LRT system. You’ve got to ride it to get it – been there done that. Prime example… brief, yet definitely noticeable stops longer than would I would consider normal waiting to move forward again. In these moments at a complete stop, air gremlins go to work with their dastardly nefarious chemicals sure to impair anyone who is bright enough and conscious to notice their impact on brain function.

Here in Ottawa, over I would say is at least 4 decades of driving about it’s streets, there are so many shape shifting roads, that one cannot stop to wonder ‘WHY’ none have been dealt with and taken seriously.

Case in point… PRINCE of WALES DRIVE. 2 LANE, 3 LANES, NEW ROADS, PATCHES HERE AND THERE AND A SLICE OF ROAD THAT NARROWS UNDER A RAILROAD TRACK THAT HAS AS YET NEVER BEEN ADDRESSED PROPERLY IN TERMS OF WIDENING.

BUT THAT IS MINOR COMPARED TO WHAT HAS IN FULL PUBLIC VIEW, WITHOUT DISCUSSION, WITHOUT NARY A WHISPER FROM THE NEWS MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE THAT USES HAS USED THIS MAJOR ARTERIAL TRANSPORTATION ROUTE HAVE NOTICE HOW THIS HAS SLIDE INTO THE DITCH – DAMN THE IDIOTS WHO CONCEIVED THE NOTION THAT WHAT THE HELL, NO ONE WILL NOTICE ATTITUDE.

I’VE BEEN DRIVING THAT ROAD FOR WELL OVER 3 DECADES, LONG BEFORE HOMES, BUSINESSES AND YES… THE COWS WERE STILL GRAZING IN THE FIELDS ALONG THE SIDES OF THE ROADS, WHILE DRIVING RV MOTORHOMES IN THE ’70’s ON THE WAY TO MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA FOR VACATION TIME WITH THE FAMILY.

THE ROAD I SPEAK OF IS CALLED… WOODROFF AVENUE.

NOW, CLOSED I SUSPECT PERMANENTLY AT THE PRINCE OF WALES JUNCTION.

SOME IDIOT IN THE MASTER TRANSPORTATION PLAN, HAVING TO SLAM THROUGH THE TRAFFIC COUNT NUMBERS ON THE NEW STRANDHERD ARTERIAL ROAD AND DARE I SAY, VIMY BRIDGE MUST HAVE HAD THE BRIGHT LIGHT TURN ON TO DECIDE THAT WOODROFF AVENUE HAD TO BE CLOSED.

THAT SINCE LAST OCTOBER I BELIEVE.

GO AHEAD… HAVE A LOOK FOR YOURSELVES AND TELL ME I’M COMPLETELY OUT OF MY TREE.

MAKE A MONKEY OUT OF ME, BECAUSE THE REST OF YOUR AT THIS POINT ARE ALL SHEEP AND LEMMINGS DRIVING DOWN THE WRONG FORK OVER CLIFF.

DARE I SAY, I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR THE EXPLANATION IF SOMEONE EVER DARES TO POKE THEIR NECKS ON THE FRONT PAGES OF NEWS MEDIA GUILLOTINE.

OH… AND IF YOU’RE COMING IN FROM THE SOUTH ON PRINCE OF WALES, TURNING LEFT CAN ONLY HAPPEN ON STRANDHERD ROAD. INCREASED TRAVEL AND INCREASED POLLUTION ! BRIGHT, REAL IQ OF 1 HERE !

BONNE VOYAGEEEEEE !

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