This is one of the letters which I have written to
Prime Minister Rowley over the past 5 years.
Dear Prime Minister
I hope this letter reaches you experiencing the best of health.
It is your 20th month at the helm of the MS T&T and the noise from the deck and the dock is increasing. Indeed you may not appreciate the analogy of boats and ships at this time!
I am reading a book by Jeff Speck called “Walkable City” which answers the question: “How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls “a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device” — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people”.
I recall your stridency on the campaign trail talking about transportation being a quality of life issue. May I suggest that you appoint a committee of urban planners and give them the brief to find modern solutions to our transportation issues even if it means bringing Jeff Speck to provide some advice.
Let me know if you wish to borrow my copy when I’m finished reading it.
Yours for our country!
Dennise Demming (Mrs.)
MBA, BSc., Cert-Mass Comm