Comment 95520

By highwater (registered) | Posted December 04, 2013 at 14:26:50 in reply to Comment 95517

Intentionally or accidentally framing the stakes as downtown Millennials versus suburban grandparents will do nothing to unite Hamilton, move us forward and make our city great.

The mantra of the complete streets movement is to build 8-80 cities - the idea that cities that are safe, healthy, and liveable for 8 year olds and 80 year olds will be good for everyone.

The only people I've seen framing the debate as downtown millienials vs. suburban grandparents are the squelchers who seek to discredit complete street proponents by portraying them as effete, latte-sipping, art-gallery sitting, urban elitists. Nothing could be further from the truth of course. Perhaps it is the status quo proponents advancing this false dichotomy who could stand to be lectured on their poor choice of narrative.

Comment edited by highwater on 2013-12-04 14:27:52

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