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Old 06-08-2023, 06:18 PM   #1401
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In other important city news, the Mayor ride the c-train for four blocks today and is celebrating the accomplishments they have achieved in terms of safety because the ride was uneventful. What a waste of time.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...dek-ride-along
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Old 06-08-2023, 07:40 PM   #1402
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Weíre getting dangerously close to old man yelling at clouds territory.
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Old 06-08-2023, 07:42 PM   #1403
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In other important city news, the Mayor ride the c-train for four blocks today and is celebrating the accomplishments they have achieved in terms of safety because the ride was uneventful. What a waste of time.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...dek-ride-along
Not to mention resources. How much you want to bet she had the train and platforms swept in advance.

Try taking the train first thing in the morning on your commute to work with the rest of the normies.
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Old 06-08-2023, 07:54 PM   #1405
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In other important city news, the Mayor ride the c-train for four blocks today and is celebrating the accomplishments they have achieved in terms of safety because the ride was uneventful. What a waste of time.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...dek-ride-along
I havenít been riding the train as much lately but I havenít seen the sheriffs downtown in the mornings and it seemed to coincide with election day. Are they still out there? I think it was reasonably effective at moving the problems.
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Not to mention resources. How much you want to bet she had the train and platforms swept in advance.

Try taking the train first thing in the morning on your commute to work with the rest of the normies.

In the morning itís a few homeless people just waking up, not bothering anyone. Everything about this and the increased police presence is all for appearances.

I am glad the turnstile idea was quashed though; that was a stupid a.f. suggestion and a real waste of city councilís time and money investigating it.
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Not to mention resources. How much you want to bet she had the train and platforms swept in advance.

Try taking the train first thing in the morning on your commute to work with the rest of the normies.
That photo with the mayor in the article looks artificially setup. Grabbed two visible minority city employees and had them pose for it.
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That photo with the mayor in the article looks artificially setup. Grabbed two visible minority city employees and had them pose for it.
How many Cops do you think are off camera in that photo?

When was the last time you took the C-Train? When was the last time you've seen it that vacant for a morning commute?

None of this passes the smell test. I get what she's trying to do. As usual, she's done it poorly.

Gondek needs to STFU and get back to work.
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How many Cops do you think are off camera in that photo?

When was the last time you took the C-Train? When was the last time you've seen it that vacant for a morning commute?

None of this passes the smell test. I get what she's trying to do. As usual, she's done it poorly.

Gondek needs to STFU and get back to work.
It's actually probably better if she doesn't get back to work.
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I don't take the LRT often but a few weeks ago I was on the Somerset to Saddletowne trains and cops were all over downtown stations removing homeless people from the trains.
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In the morning itís a few homeless people just waking up, not bothering anyone. Everything about this and the increased police presence is all for appearances.

I am glad the turnstile idea was quashed though; that was a stupid a.f. suggestion and a real waste of city councilís time and money investigating it.
Iíve changed my view on this over the years. An increased police presence to make perceived safety higher will increase ridership which increases actual safety. It also reasonable to move these issues away from major commuting areas.

It certainly doesnít solve a homeless/drug/mental illness problem. It does move the problem which will increase perceived and therefore ridership.
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How many Cops do you think are off camera in that photo?

When was the last time you took the C-Train? When was the last time you've seen it that vacant for a morning commute?

None of this passes the smell test. I get what she's trying to do. As usual, she's done it poorly.

Gondek needs to STFU and get back to work.
She is what we all deserve, including myself for electing a habitual grand stander and finger wagger.
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I havenít been riding the train as much lately but I havenít seen the sheriffs downtown in the mornings and it seemed to coincide with election day. Are they still out there? I think it was reasonably effective at moving the problems.
I think that was a pilot program, they are now evaluating results from it.
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How many Cops do you think are off camera in that photo?

When was the last time you took the C-Train? When was the last time you've seen it that vacant for a morning commute?

None of this passes the smell test. I get what she's trying to do. As usual, she's done it poorly.

Gondek needs to STFU and get back to work.
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And pretty sure a lot of people disembark at City Hall station, so I wouldn't expect it to be cheek to jowl.
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Public: "The Mayor needs to ride the train and start doing something about the safety issues on Transit!"

Mayor: Does exactly that.

Public: "Shut up and get back to work. Screw you and your photo op!"

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Iíve changed my view on this over the years. An increased police presence to make perceived safety higher will increase ridership which increases actual safety. It also reasonable to move these issues away from major commuting areas.

It certainly doesnít solve a homeless/drug/mental illness problem. It does move the problem which will increase perceived and therefore ridership.

I suppose. Never saw anybody being threatened or bothered by homeless people on the trains or platforms during commuting hours myself, so the improved safety angle seems a little much.

I donít even think that is what is causing ridership lows. We have a system that is downtown weekday commuter focused. Ridership is low outside those periods because the service is reduced. 5 or so minutes between trains in the morning or afternoon rush is great. Outside those hours itís less compelling especially when you have free parking after 6, why would you take transit at $7.20 per person for a roundtrip.

*if* somehow the result of the security presence is more ridership and it leads to better service then Iím all for that.
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Public: "The Mayor needs to ride the train and start doing something about the safety issues on Transit!"

Mayor: Does exactly that.

Public: "Shut up and get back to work. Screw you and your photo op!"

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I'm sure our city officials can gain a lot of useful insight into the transit system but taking a four block ride that probably lasted 2 minutes.
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I'm sure our city officials can gain a lot of useful insight into the transit system but taking a four block ride that probably lasted 2 minutes.
2 minutes was a big deal when you were mad she was wasting her time.
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Mayor: Does exactly that.

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I can't stop laughing at this hahahaha
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