Comment 122048

By SusanHill (registered) | Posted October 25, 2017 at 13:32:34

Thank you for a very insightful piece. You hit the nail on the head with your observation: "It is a city built for speed and cars, not people and especially not for children. And it is all these things not by accident, but by design." Hamilton desperately needs to re-think its philosophy regarding our streets as the mindset still seems to favor maximum speed and traffic flow. All you have to do is take a walk down Main St W or Queen St to know that vehicle speed is high on the list of our city's priorities. These streets are not welcoming or safe for people of any age, and yet little is done to transform them into more hospitable spaces.

This mindset must change if Hamilton is to ever reach its full potential. It's time our leaders and planners muster the political will to take the bold steps necessary to move Hamilton out of its Moses-inspired design of the 60's and into to a Jacobs-inspired liveable, walkable, bike-able, and prosperous city of the future.

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