Comment 100039

By jason (registered) | Posted April 08, 2014 at 13:49:28 in reply to Comment 100036

The inclusion of Burlington Street is for a few reasons. I'd be curious to hear what others think.

  1. It was one of the streets mentioned in this new staff report that will be prepared. The elevated sections are going to need a complete overhaul, or come down in the next 3-5 years. So, while we're doing major work there, let's rebuild it in the way we want/need.

  2. It provides the only complete east/west link from the West Harbour to Lake Ontario with such ample space to create a separated, tree-lined bike/pedestrian route. You may have noticed the new multi-use path on the south side of Burlington St from Ottawa to Gage. Imagine landscaping it better and adding rows of trees, and continuing it from Ferguson Ave to Eastport.

  3. Image. Even though there are a fraction of the workers in this part of the city compared with 50 years ago, it is still a QEW exit ramp that thousands of people from Niagara and Toronto take to come to Central/East Hamilton, Pan-Am Stadium, West Harbour etc.... what a great sight for folks to see a once-drab industrial freeway replaced with a 4-lane, tree-lined street with a superb bike/pedestrian route across it's entirety.

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