By RTH Staff
Published June 07, 2012
CBC Hamilton reports that Ken Greenberg, a Toronto-based urban design planner speaking today in Hamilton, encourages the city to consider switching its one-way downtown arterials back to two-way.
"[One-way traffic] inhibits the relationship from one side of the street to the other," Greenberg said. [...]
"You have very wide, one way streets ... which are designed to move at high speeds," he said. "It makes crossing more difficult. It visually disconnects the street so there's a whole different feeling for pedestrians." [...]
"Having feet on the street is really what makes the difference," he said. "Anything that would increase pedestrians. And having [King and Main] as two-way streets would certainly do that."
Greenberg spoke today at the Transforming and Revitalizing Downtown Conference being held in Hamilton today, and he was also the keynote speaker at last month's On The Cusp event organized by the Hamilton-Burlington Society of Architects.