Monday, April 25, 2016

Officials say city's most experienced employees will be assigned to painting straight lines

A borough of Montreal, Canada, is calling on its most experienced workers to paint straight lines. Cyclists have been complaining about linearly challenged bike paths in the Plateau, Ahuntsic and Rosemont–La Petite–Patrie.

The squiggly lines are the work of crews from Rosemont–La Petite–Patrie, which is responsible for tracing bike paths around the city. Officials from the borough issued a new release on Friday promising it will straighten things out.

Workers will be dispatched in the coming days to re-paint the paths. "The most experienced employees will be assigned to those streets that are more difficult to paint," the borough said. "A reminder session about alignment techniques will also be conducted with the concerned personel."

In all, more than 90 blue-collar employees will be re-trained in painting straight lines. At the same time, however, the borough is unsure how it will remove the existing, crooked lines. Borough staff are looking at various possibilities with experts.

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