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Blame traffic woes on cars

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Re: Amazed, dismayed, stupified (Dec. 14). Sadly, there is no slow driver we can persecute, no incompetent city planner we can crucify, no politician we can mutiny that will solve Winnipeg's traffic woes.

Frankly, it is this mentality that we deserve to drive wherever our hearts desire and our dependence on our vehicles that has led to the congestion of our roadways. It is not buses, cyclists, or even full vehicles that overwhelm our paths, but rows upon rows of singly occupied cars that stretch as far as the eye can see.

So next time you find yourself frustrated with your lengthy commute, take comfort in the fact that you are never stuck in traffic, you simply are traffic.

LAURA ROMAS

Winnipeg

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Clarence Davis apparently is new to Winnipeg winters, especially after an overnight snowfall. After my 40 years of Winnipeg winter driving, I think city crews are making our roads easier to travel than ever before.

If Davis has problems with winter driving, he should try the bus.

BILL ALLAN

Winnipeg

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I had a great but busy day moving about in this slowly but surely improving city. Despite fairly heavy overnight snowfall, my early morning Portage Avenue No. 22 express bus moved briskly along the diamond lane to get me to my connecting bus on time.

By late evening, my last meeting was complete; my decision to run 10 kilometres home was a good one, since all the sidewalks on my route were well plowed. My last task was to wheel my two well-sized and hassle-free bins to the curb to greet the next morning's recycling-day pickup. Thanks for the good work, civic servants!

BOB HUMMELT

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 17, 2012 A10

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