Many cities have lost sight of the priority of infrastructure projects. Smooth, well marked streets and roads are basic infrastructure that can get set aside in favour of more appealing projects.
The use a portion of taxpayers’ dollars to develop waterfronts and to build sports and recreation complexes is acceptable. However, when you drive over a crack or pothole in a street that makes you feel like the the bottom of your vehicle is going to breakaway, it is time for cities to reset priorities.
Witness the condition of Clarence Street (a main artery) between Wellington and Darling Streets in Brantford, Ontario, Canada:
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