Comment 94687

By Mal (anonymous) | Posted November 12, 2013 at 21:54:53

A worthy example of this has been taking place across the bay: Burlington has been steadily adapting properties on a 3km stretch of Plains Road in Aldershot -- a former highway as inhospitable as Main/Queenston -- as part of a set of design guidelines whose roots trace back to December 2003.

http://cms.burlington.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=14632

Over the past couple of years you've heard them use buzz-phrases such as "road diet" and "complete streets" that Hamilton has yet to warm to. They still have a way to go but the progress and momentum is indisputable.

http://www.aldershotbia.com/PDF/PRVV-Brochure-2013.pdf

Getting traction seems to require matching vision to political will, and finding private sector developers ready to buy in.

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