Comment 54065

By DanJelly (registered) | Posted December 30, 2010 at 14:40:26

Kudos to Paul!

As others have posted, much of the problem stems from the City's traffic philosophy. I would suggest that philosophy needs changing and I think the first step is to rethink the very name of the "Traffic Engineering" Department. While the term traffic is supposed to refer to all modes of transportation, our modern use of the term seems to centre on vehicular traffic. (I can't ever remember hearing about sidewalk congestion or closure on a radio 'traffic' report). I know people will argue that changing the name doesn't solve the problem, but it might remind our good folks at City Hall that they have ignored the needs of their pedestrians for too long.

Comment edited by DanJelly on 2010-12-30 15:18:40

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