Circles have potential

It's time to accept this hub of transportation with less tangential opinion and more central thinking

Editor, The Times:

Who says things don’t change in Clearwater?  Our Info Moose corner is about to go round rotating to the left, escaping to the right – what would be simpler than that?

Since this system seems inevitable in our transportation future, may I make a few modest suggestions to enhance the venture? What about a 10-story hotel in the inner core of the circle with four floors of underground parking? We could call the structure the “Spiral Inn”.  The bottom floor could house a casino, which would accommodate drive-through gambling, with participants eligible to win a free night at the Spiral Inn to encourage repeat business.

For signage, all hotel windows on the second and third floors would double as video display units, saleable to business or the public, with display area reserved for Wells Gray Park.

For the truckers, we would install size scanners on the four approaches to the circle connected to in road light display lanes to help guide the driver around, according to his load size.

I realize that we have been around and around on this topic with constantly rotating opinions. I think it’s time to accept this hub of transportation will less tangential opinion and more central thinking on how are we going to pay for this extravagance … did I mention a casino?

Wes Morden

Blackpool, B.C.