Winter Getting to You?
I didn't get a chance to sign the petition to end winter. According to reports, a group of protestors gathered in front of Brno's New Town Hall on Monday between 16.15 and 16.30 to protest winter and deliver their petition to mayor Richard Svoboda. The mayor - in an "exagerrated" response - said, "I will support the end of winter at the next meeting of the town council."
I'm all for fun and games, but do city officials and citizens have nothing better to do? How about an ordinance that requires people to shovel snow from their sidewalks? Or one to require the spreading of salt in order to reduce ice buildup? The construction of sidewalk roofs so pedestrians are not in constant danger of falling snow and ice? Or entirely handicap accessible trams? Or bike lanes along city streets?
Not to mention that winter is a wonderful time of year and they should make the most of it. Try building up the romance of the city in winter to attract some tourists from Prague!