A local paper has spoken to Ola Burström about our desire in Bygdsiljum to have a safe walking road and he's basically said that it wont be happening. It is very easy to say no to something when asked questions on the phone and maybe he wasn't aware of all the facts.
So, I'd like to ask him a few questions and maybe if he isn't aware of the answers, by looking into them, he'll be more aware of the facts. And seeing as my Swedish is awful, they're in English, but I'll send them to his office as soon as I publish this post, but for transparency, here they are:
- Are you aware that for nearly 20 years, the people of Bygdsiljum have been calling for this safe walking road?
- Are you aware that upwards of 50,000,000 kr is getting spent on the road from Bygdsiljum to Burträsk and if you are, does it not make sense to spend just a little bit more while doing this rather than potentially three times as much when they have finished?
- Are you aware that money from the budget in 2018 can be made available if the kommun support the idea?
- Lastly, are you aware that it isn't safe or comfortable for drivers (let alone pedestrians walking the road) having to slow down and swerve when meeting pedestrians walking on this road?
Last chance saloon
The plan was also to bring the press on that day, but we seem to have been beaten to the punch on that one. But you cant get everything right.