George C. Sharpe of Regina writes to the Leader Post:
Regina is at least three steps behind similar-sized cities such as Saskatoon.
For example: There is still no transit service to Regina International Airport in spite of pleas and requests from the airport authority. (It is much like having bus service denied to an entire neighbourhood.)
No ban on smoking on outdoor patios. Saskatoon has been doing this for 10 years.
Still no bylaw making it mandatory for all Regina residents and businesses to clear their sidewalks after each snowfall.
The first snarky response to his letter from the public?
“So, move to Saskatoon then.”
That’s a bad attitude, and possibly why Saskatoon is ahead of us. If everyone who wants those common sense improvements is told to “Move to Saskatoon”, Regina will continue to be left behind. I’ve tried pressuring the Mayor and Council to reinstate bus service to the Airport for years, but it won’t happen without greater public support for my George’s and my position on improving Transit.