Comment 87601

By jason (registered) | Posted April 01, 2013 at 18:28:09

this article dovetails perfectly with the report on CBC today about how woefully behind the times the HSR is. Again, the proof is simple and easy to understand - you get the city you pay for. We spend almost exclusively on roads, and therefore have a less healthy city than average, more obese city than average, lower transit ridership compared to everyone else, lower cycling/walking rates than comparable cities, and of course the millions of dollars in health care costs and lost work days that an unhealthy lifestyle brings.

Hamilton's grand plans and big talk at economic summits and flashy promo videos are hallow, half-truths until we are willing to put our money where our mouth is. We've got the basics and foundation in place to be a booming, vibrant city, but far too many potential employers and residents are turned off by our 1970's planning priorities of cars and parking. And more cars....and more parking.

Comment edited by jason on 2013-04-01 18:28:47

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