NIMBY Couple Fights Bus Route

This column looks at the NIMBY-minded attitude of one couple that has been fighting to prevent a bus line from coming into their neighborhood.

"Take the case of Sandra and Wayne Cassidy, an Ajax couple who have spent months trying to alter the route of a bus that goes past their lakefront home.

The bus, they argued, is noisy, smelly and dangerous.

Come to think of it, it's a threat to their mental, emotional and physical health. Oh, and let's not forget, it's also a neighbourhood destroyer, a subdivision killer and bad for property values.

It also goes past the Cassidys' house every 30 minutes during rush hour.

Whose idea was it to unleash such destruction on this quiet, peaceful community? Who says these people need public transit? Or want it? Isn't that why they moved to the suburbs in the first place?"

Full Story: Bus goes boldly to where NIMBY has no bounds

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