Comment 102337

By ItJustIs (registered) | Posted June 11, 2014 at 12:58:34 in reply to Comment 102331

Thanks for the info on Vancouver. What you've provided is an intriguing snapshot. It sounds like it came down to numerous elements combining to create something organic. I'd love to see a timeline, a fulsome portrait of 'How They Got To Where They Are'.

I think it's important to recognize and weight appropriately the difference between the two cities. I'm not making excuses here, merely being realistic. I would tend to think some of these differences, when combined, explain a lot. As well, having spent time on the 'left coast', I know the general mindset is different. (And Hamilton could never even dream of hosting an Olympics, so it's safe to say that on some levels, we're talking apples and oranges, yes?)

So, beyond decrying how the Traffic Department here has mangled the cause of 'complete streets', what would you say are the lessons Hamiltonians could learn from Vancouverites?

And are there other cities in Canada that have managed to evolve into more humane environments?

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