Comment 110670

By Dazed and Confused (anonymous) | Posted March 27, 2015 at 23:44:46

I take great exception to Mr. Kevlahan's condescending tone and his opinion that our reaction was out of fear. Fear? Please. So because he didn't like our response he belittles our opinion? Nice. Thanks for that.

I want to begin by saying how much I hate the term "traffic calming." Let's call it what it really is ... traffic congestion. It absolutely baffles my mind that that so many people want to create congestion. I can just hear it now ... "Oh please increase my commute time. I'm getting to and from work way too quickly." Unbelievable. While so many cities around the world are trying to find ways to alleviate their congested streets, Hamilton is the ONLY city in the world that is actively seeking ways to create congestion! Absolutely mind-boggling!

As for the break-neck speeding on Duke and Bold that needs to be "calmed" ... I haven't seen it in the 11 years I've been here. Exactly what is this danger that needs to be removed? One-ways have less cars on the road. Two-ways have more cars on the road. How can having more cars on these narrow roads be safer?

Folks, whether you like it or not, people in Hamilton have cars. This is a fact and it’s not going to change. We need parking. And we need one ways because they work. They are efficient and traffic flows well.

And out of curiosity, just how many people way back when decided that 2-way conversions would be a good thing to do? Was it a handful of people on a small committee? Was it more or less than those opposed to it now? And if so many people are opposed to it now, why then is the city going to go ahead with it anyway? Mr. Farr, please stop the conversions. The majority don’t want them. Isn’t it a councillor’s job to try to do what the majority of people want?

Dazed and Confused

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