You might remember the very first project I took on at The Rebel. A couple of weeks ago, we heard that Calgary City Council thought that Calgarians who drove cars were too much of a threat to pedestrians and needed to be slowed down.
Under the guise of making streets safer, they decided to effectively make every residential road in Calgary a playground zone. Instead of giving individual communities the power to determine their own speed limits, or perhaps targeting problem areas, they determined that city wide stagnation is the answer.
Well, people turned out in droves to sign the petition that we started at StopTheWaronCars.ca, demanding that the city reverse their intention of slowing down Calgary.
Thousands of people signed our petition, and today, I delivered these signatures to Jeromy Farkas.
Jeromy’s office suggested that I try to catch him at his monthly town hall, today it was about the Olympic Bid, and boy did I ever underestimate how hard it would be to get a moment of his time.
This kind of crowd even Members of Parliament have a hard time pulling together!
Thank you to everyone who made this campaign a success. I promise to update you one the reaction from the powers that be!