Comment 99462

By JayRobb (registered) | Posted March 31, 2014 at 09:24:19

As a parent with kids who walk to school, I'n all for making our city streets safer. One pedestrian getting hit by a car anywhere in Hamilton is one accident too many.

Suspect we'll find city-wide support for a zero goal. And the measures needed to get there.

Empathy's not limited to folks in the core. There are parents and grandparents in the suburbs who understand that nothing is more important than the safety and wellbeing of everyone's kids.

Queen Street is failing all of us - pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Doubt there's anyone who rolls out of bed in the morning and says today I really hope to get behind the wheel and hit and hurt a pedestrian or cyclist.

The best advocates for complete streets are kids. Have the kids who live near and cross Queen Street remind us to slow down, pay attention and join them in advocating for a safer street. Make it a very personal appeal for change.

And we could really use some north-south traffic and transit solutions. How many commuters driving down and up the Queen Street Hill would take the 403 if weren't jammed?

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