Comment 77856

By CouldaWouldaShoulda (anonymous) | Posted June 02, 2012 at 09:23:51 in reply to Comment 77854

No offense to you, downtowninhamilton, but I think you're missing the point of this exercise.

I've been a proponent of getting this strip of Main changed for a very long time. It is, to my way of thinking, inhospitable, inhumane, an absolute joke in terms of 'livability'.

My fervor about getting this changed has nothing to do with anyone coming in from outside the local environs. I believe it has to change for the sake of the people who live there.

This abomination...a multilane thoroughfare...runs through what *should* be a connected set of neighbourhoods: Strathcona and Kirkendall. But it may as well be the QEW separating them.

These Ward 1 communities deserve better than to have one-purpose-and-one-purpose-only thoroughfares running through them. And really, because of inherent adaptability on the parts of drivers (Time? The argument is TIME?!?), returning this stretch of road to something that actually reflects the fact that from Queen to Dundurn, from the Esparment to at least York we have this incredible conglomeration of truly 'livable' neighbourhoods. Except for this 'highway', and its sister-asphalt, King.

Even if the 'one-way' thrust was lost, we desperately need to make this stretch of macadam a 'pilot-project' in taking back our streets.

So I continue to salute this 'charrette' effort, and await further developments.

P.S.: http://townhallshamilton.blogspot.com/2012/01/reimagining-hamilton-can-we-play-please.html

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