Comment 75837

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted April 10, 2012 at 17:51:46 in reply to Comment 75834

But all of this is unnecessary. The city is adding layer upon layer of new problems to existing ones instead of simply solving the fundamental issue which is lack of accessibility for all modes of transport INCLUDING cars.

If everything west of Dundurn was two-way, and the highway accesses on Main and King were proper intersections instead of ramps, then everyone would be able to get everywhere they need to efficiently. We would be able to designate all of these streets - including Main, King, Paradise and, yes, Longwood as proper multi-mode corridors. Additionally, all of the extraneous loops and u-turns would be eliminated, cutting the number of interactions at Dundurn where it intersects both Main and King, hence easing the safety issues there. We have the space to do this and it is the simplest solution but the city is in such a deep rut that it never even occurs to them to consider it.

Meanwhile we're going to build a cloverleaf at clappison's to ease access to big box malls.

What the hell is going on in our traffic department and how is it that they can easily get together with the MTO to build an unnecessary monstrosity at clappisons but they can't solve the more important 403 links to the city?

Comment edited by seancb on 2012-04-10 17:53:32

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