13 May 2010
University Avenue Dedicated Bike Lane Voted Down by Mistake
The City vote was was part of a larger vote to broaden the Bike Plan, which passed.
Councillor Paula Fletcher voted against the proposal by mistake. An attempt to have a re-vote failed because, apparently, the voting rules don't allow a re-vote when it would change the outcome of the final decision.
If Fletcher had voted as she intended, then there would have been a tie, which, in this case, because the vote on the proposal was an amendment to the larger vote on the Bike Plan, would have settled in favour of passing the proposal.
What a disaster.
Read all about it in the Globe and Star.