Comment 80920

By ThisIsOurHamilton (registered) - website | Posted September 14, 2012 at 08:18:44

The general state of 'discussion' regarding the reversion of one-way streets:

Two-way streets not good for pedestrians As a Hamilton resident who travels all over the city on foot, by bicycle, and by car, I’ve read the articles and letters on one-way versus two-way streets with interest.

The idea that two-way streets are more “pedestrian friendly” and “business friendly” is a myth. Want proof? Enjoy a stroll along Barton Street. Notice how many of the most “pedestrian friendly” areas are also the most derelict.

Still not convinced? Put on your hiking shoes and explore the suburban heights of Hamilton Mountain. As you wander among the fields of homes and enjoy the scenery of mega-marts and parking lots, you’ll notice the only thing harder to find than a one-way street are pedestrians.

From The Spec:

This contrasts with the much higher level of discourse here, where at least there's been passionate investigation of the subject...even if some of it is blinkered and arbitrary.

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