We heard lots about potholes this spring, and that talk has continued into the current campaign for mayor and council of Winnipeg. What we haven’t heard a lot about are the underlying factors that brought us to the potholed city we all like to call home.
The Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TLUC – Bike Winnipeg is a member of the coalition) has put together a series of essays dissecting the anatomy of a pothole that provides a bigger picture view of our current situation, and some ways to get us get us out of our never ending cycling of pothole politics:
Anatomy of a Pothole
Potholes are the bane of the existence of every Winnipeg driver. Each year, as predictable as our freeze-thaw cycle, they open their yawning chasms on streets across the city. Just as predictably, the complaints flow into 311 and City Hall about the state of the roads and that Something Must Be Done.
This series of essays will dissect that pothole to expose the underlying malady at the City of Winnipeg that, unless treated and corrected, means we will be forever putting bandaids on a symptom, while ignoring the real solutions.
Visit anatomyofapothole.ca to read all of the essays. Share the campaign and your ideas to #AnatomyofaPothole #WpgPothole and #Wpg22!