Comment 39742

By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted April 13, 2010 at 16:22:32

Numbers and stats can be manipulated and tell any tale you want. Just drive around and watch how people behave. Perhaps the rate is higher amongst the poor because they do not have the time, reasoning or wherewithall to monitor their kids. Get out and look at kids driving their bikes. How many ride without helmets in Dundas, Ancaster or Westdale? How many in the poor north end? The contrast is staggering. How many children are left to run around by themselves downtown or in the glorious north end compared to the more affluent areas. Again the contrast is staggering. All you have to do is get out and look. Kids riding bikes without helmets and running wild without parental supervision are going to have higher accident and morbidity rates irregardless of the direction of traffic. The overwhelming majority of people live off of the one way streets and live on smaller quieter two way streets. The whole one way streets are evil issue is vastly overblown and nonsensical. There is so much historical fact that shows our downtown can and did thrive with one way streets that I cannot believe anyone is still beating that dead drum.

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