All the work done by myself and The Great Canadian Talk Show in 2009 and 2010 about bike lanes and the systemic problem of public consultation has finally, and unsuspectingly, been vindicated.
We've been right all along.
The City Auditor did in fact write a report based on the complaint I made in August 2010 about the gross mismanagement of the Assiniboine Avenue bike path. In that report the auditor echoes my concerns, and proves that politicians and residents alike were lied to: consultation DID NOT happen.
I will write more later, but for now:
The Winnipeg Sun story by James Turner and this Free Press piece by the prolific and insightful Staff Writer are up.
It was particularly comforting not only to have the Mayor personally thank me afterwards, but to say on the record that he agreed with the criticism that myself and TGCTS have brought forward. Russ Wyatt also mentioned prior to voting on the report, that the Auditor had done "good work" and that the report was "very revealing."
More to come.