KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Placing the new QEII Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake Industrial Park will create hurdles for many people who can’t afford a car and rely on public transportation. Not to mention the folks who choose not to own a car, and people living with disabilities for whom driving is just not an option.
This applies not just residents of Halifax, but also people in rural Nova Scotia, may of whom rely on shuttles and buses for transportation to the city.
Metro Transit routes into Bayers Lake are notoriously bad. Try getting there by bus if you live in North Dartmouth, Lower Sackville, Spryfield or Cole Harbour.
Late last year Haley Ryan of Metro Halifax wrote about the commute of one such Dartmouth resident to Bayers Lake. It takes him three hours on Metro Transit to go back and forth to his job somewhere in Bayers Lake.
The decision to locate the clinic here shows once again how people on welfare or earning close to minimum wage are invisible to the current batch of politicians and bureaucrats.
But it’s no surprise. After all, these are the same people who decided to move Access Nova Scotia to this distant place.
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