Comment 75646

By Shempatolla (registered) - website | Posted April 02, 2012 at 17:15:19 in reply to Comment 75616

My major concern is not about bike lanes, bike lifts etc. My concern is making my city livable instead of an inconvenient place that gets in the way of automobiles. Two way conversion to at least parts of King and Main Sts as well as continuing the two way of Cannon west to James would go a long way towards that. Along with revisiting and revising the ridiculous set back by laws in the planning department which is nothing but an impediment to development downtown.

I work in downtown Toronto, I'm on the streets every day. Two way streets foster economic activity, grow the tax base and make the neighbourhoods they pass through livable, attracting younger, professional people with discretionary income to spend who want to live there. OH MY GOD HOW AWFUL WOULD THAT BE?

The two expressways we have running through our downtown have led to a a very visible division between have and have nots, have contributed to the economic malaise that has helped decay our urban core for my lifetime.

Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Clearly continuing to put the car before people has not had the result we all hope for.

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