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    One Dads Twitter Photo Essay on His Daughters Perilous Walk to School - this is a Calgary family but it really needs to be noted that this family opted to send their child to an out-of-district French immersion school (19 blocks away) instead of the regular local K-6 English school located some 5 blocks away.

    So the guy is ranting about the supposed dangerous route his 9 year old daughter has to undertake in order to walk to school which is a direct result of a choice her parent's made in their daughter's education - I don't have any sympathy for this family because their choice of schools made their daughter's walk to school that much more dangerous.

    Link to story.

    Please note that my three children all attended their designated CBE public schools from grade 1-12 and three were within a 4 block walking distnace to our house. The fourth was under a 1.5km walk but they also had busing available to them because we were just outside of the walk zone - on any nice days though (winter included) they usually walked or cycled to school.

    I suppose this is why I have some difficulty in feeling sympathy for this family as their choices have meant a much longer walking route to their daughter's school - better yet is how this father doesn't conveniently tell all, he's especially good at showing the bad side of the streets and not the good sides. Such a skewed story.

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    This guy has blinders on. Like you said he choose the school that was a greater distance rather than going to the closest school and somehow this is an urban planning issue.

    I would hate to get into a discussion with this person because I'm positive it would be full of self righteous entitlement.
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    These comments sum it up better:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/Calgary/comm..._essay_on_his/

    Sidewalk is slightly cracked, dangerousssssssssssss

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    Typical Calgarian attitude of today..boo frickin hoo..
    Don't like it....move.
    Seems all that hype about too much computer use and the shrinking of testicular mass might be true.

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    When you read it... just pretend it is satire.

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    so, green party candidate living in kensington...

    my biggest complain in that walk would be the friggin hill! but 10th st is pretty easy besides that, there are a few sait students that do that walk daily after all...

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    Originally posted by sputnik
    When you read it... just pretend it is satire.
    It reads much better that way. So very tempted to engage with this guy on twitter, must resist..

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    Just wow.

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    So home school the kid and see how she'll turn out.
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    Expensive German cars one after another!! That's racist!
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    Beyond, bunch of creme puffs on this board.
    Everything I say is satire.

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    Originally posted by The_Rural_Juror
    Expensive German cars one after another!! That's racist!
    And idiotic to put above a photo of a Toyota Matrix to try and prove the point, none of the 5 vehicles in the photo are German.

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    Learn the french language=cushy government job.

    Ya, it's fucked, but that's the way it is.

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    Originally posted by The_Rural_Juror
    Expensive German cars one after another!! That's racist!
    Heh, he's got pictures up of those expensive German cars - car 1 and car 2.

    What a maroon this guy is.

    BTW, he's a bike lane supporter as made evident in his Twitter photo stream - link.
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    Every time a cyclist gets hit by a car and it's their own fault, 17 kittens are born.

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    Originally posted by speedog


    Heh, he's got pictures up of those expensive German cars - car 1 and car 2.

    What a maroon this guy is.

    BTW, he's a bike lane supporter as made evident in his Twitter photo stream - link.
    So he is proposing that cars wait in the blindspots and guess when there are openings in traffic. Especially the expensive German ones.

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    Originally posted by speedog


    Heh, he's got pictures up of those expensive German cars - car 1 and car 2.

    What a maroon this guy is.

    BTW, he's a bike lane supporter as made evident in his Twitter photo stream - link.
    LOL on 10th there's absolutely NO WAY a car is getting out of those spots unless they do what those guys are doing. Yeah guys a big whiny loser. Just about everything in his Tweets are laughable.
    You have a couple of photos that are great... you must be very good at photoshop!

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    I do find it hilariously ironic that inner city sidewalks are terrible, while sidewalks in suburbia are pristine.
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    Having lived in this area for 30 years, this guy is a moron. That is a very nice walk, and 10th has some of the widest sidewalks in the area if he were willing to cross to the east side of the street. But I guess that just wouldn't highlight his biased point of view now would it? Based on the number of people the city says are using those bike lanes, I'm surprised he isn't complaining about the near misses with them!
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