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Letter: Shouldn’t need overpass

Why are we using tax dollars to cater to the sophisticated palate of a teenager?

Shouldn’t need overpass

A few weeks ago the editorial dealt with the need for a pedestrian overpass across the Trans-Canada Highway so the students from the new high school can safely cross the road. I wasn’t going to respond; however, the opinion bothered me.

Have we failed so badly as a society, are we so dim as parents that we can’t teach our children to cross at a controlled intersection, so that by the time they reach young adulthood they don’t wander onto a busy street in search of food? According to the editor, we have.

Is there not a controlled intersection about 100 metres from the school? Are there not restaurants on the “safe” side of the highway? If the merchants on the east side of the TCH want a pedestrian overpass then why don’t they pay for it? Why are we using tax dollars to cater to the sophisticated palate of a teenager? Heaven forbid someone should have to pack a lunch.

But overpass or no overpass, I have bad news for the editor: there will still be people crossing the highway; because if there’s one thing I know, you can’t outsmart stupid.

Erich Senft, Linda Young

Duncan

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