"Residents of a key commuter road moved their furniture outside yesterday morning, creating outdoor living rooms to protest against controversial plans to widen the road by slicing away part of their lawns."
"'We wanted to make the point that we're a neighbourhood and not just an arterial highway,' explained Kevin Moynihan of the Chebucto Neighbourhood Association."
"The spectre of land expropriation is attention-getting, but the neighbourhood activist said that is not the primary issue. He cites pedestrian safety, environmental concerns and cost as other problems with the proposed expansion."
"Transportation planners say that widening Chebucto is the cheapest and least intrusive way to handle congestion that regularly backs up onto the rotary and slows the flow of traffic onto the other roads."