The bicycle lanes issue on Spencer Avenue presents Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper with a dilemma.
Leiper is a cycling enthusiast, a word that sounds less judgmental than zealot. Is he able to he park his obvious prejudices in neutral territory while listening, as contrasted with the standard Laurier Avenue consultation, to his constituents? How does he score the input he gets?
Do the concerns expressed by the residents of Spencer Avenue get more weight than the support provided by geographically more distant cycling enthusiasts?
Whatever recommendation he makes to staff, he had better be able to support it with tangible results of his consultations, such as a table that shows support for and against, by geography, and the reasoning behind his choice of variables. This would be noteworthy, and in direct contrast to what we get for most of the decisions made by staff and council.
What say ye Councillor Leiper? Challenge accepted?
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