Community association frustrated with city’s decision to reopen Crescent Road to vehicles

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On Sunday, city workers were setting up a barrier, offering pedestrians more space than just the sidewalk, but resident Wayne Wegner said it isn’t enough.

“I need social distancing and it doesn’t happen on the pathway,” said Wegner.

He has enjoyed walking the road, passing neighbours biking with their children, in-line skating or even cross-country skiing once the snow fell.

Ward 7 Coun. Druh Farrell said in a tweet Saturday that she is also disappointed with the decision to reopen the road to vehicles.

“Many Calgarians enjoyed Crescent Road throughout past months. This was about an entire community, surrounding communities and visitors from all over Calgary of all ages and abilities having a space to safely enjoy iconic views,” posted Farrell.

She added that she is encouraged that the city’s transportation department has committed to allowing temporary closures that will let the community program outdoor winter activities.

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