People are making their voices heard!
The votes came in late last night.
Mayor Brian Bowman was re-elected as our Mayor.
…and Winnipeg voted “no” for Portage and Main.
Here are some of the most popular Tweets this morning reacting to the news:
To the people of #Winnipeg who cheered when it was announced that the No vote went through about Portage and Main:
You don't care about people with disabilities.
You care about your cars more than you care about your neighbors.
You keep our city in the past.
— Kieran Moolchan (@kieranmoolchan) October 25, 2018
Twitter Source: @kieranmoolchan
If you voted against opening Portage and Main, you voted against accessibility for all. I hope you’re never in the unfortunate situation of having to navigate life anywhere in this city on crutches, in a wheelchair, with a mobility scooter… shame on you all.
— Lindsey With An E (@Withane_Lindsey) October 25, 2018
Twitter Source: @Withane_Lindsey
I still can't believe Portage and Main was put as a plebiscite. I'm all for democracy, but I elect people to make decisions based on evidence & budgetary ablility. Not because suburbanites don't want to wait a minute longer in their car at the cost of a thriving downtown. #wpg18
— Bess Hamilton (@bess_p_hamilton) October 25, 2018
Twitter Source: @bess_p_hamiliton
So we voted no on Portage and Main.
So how are we going to improve walkability, increase the population base of downtown so we can increase tax revenue without increasing taxes. We also need to figure out how to stop urban sprawl so we can afford to fix current infrastructure.
— Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) October 25, 2018
Twitter Source: @FitCityJordan
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