Opening Portage & Main

Opening Portage & Main

I support opening Portage and Main for accessibility and safety reasons. However, I have concerns about the final cost of this project.
This issue has been thrust into our campaign in a rather divisive way, and it is distracting from more important issues such as economic growth, poverty reduction, public transit and community improvements like bike lanes and green spaces. 
We should improve accessibility and increase foot traffic at the Portage and Main intersection, but we should do it in a cost-effective way. 
If we are going to make a substantial investment, is there a way we can make this iconic corner more attractive than a traditional four-way crossing walk? We should reach out to local artists and architects to do something creative with this space. 
I will continue to focus on the issues that matter most to voters in Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry, and I ask for the support of those who may or may not support this initiative.
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