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By CharlesBall (registered) | Posted June 04, 2015 at 09:49:02 in reply to Comment 111994

I am guessing his point is that there is a time and place for everything. In some traffic systems, walkable street are irrelevant. In the downtown the arguments for reduced speed limits etc. make a lot of sense. Not so much around a car centric power center. They are purpose built. You may not like them, so don't go there. If you want to shop in a pedestrian friendly environment - go there.

Whether you like it or not, a lot of people who build their lives around private transportation, love it and love efficiency and privacy and don't want to walk all the time. They will go to a park when they want to walk. So leave them be.

Is there no sense of live and let live here at all. Must everything be one way with none of the other?

I lament that I need to go to Ancaster to buy a bolt. But since I have to go because no one built a Home Depot downtown, when I go I want to get there and back as easily as I can.

If you want to do me a favour, build a Home Hardware on Dundurn and I will happily bike over there for my toilet parts.

I have said this on this site before, it is regrettable to me that the Limeridge Mall and the Meadowlands were ever built. People have answered that by saying that my view is too harsh of a postilion to take and that both of these modern abominations serve a good purpose. OK. I accept that. So now that we have them, lets use them in the way for which they were designed. I don't want to be punished further by not only being forced to drive to Ancaster, but now being forced to drive more slowly, more expensively and with more pollution.

Comment edited by CharlesBall on 2015-06-04 09:50:22

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