Comment 103425

By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted July 23, 2014 at 22:47:25 in reply to Comment 103396

I've seen this before - people who say they are leaving the core or never lived there, and express no interest in visiting again, act like they're god's own gift to downtown, while speaking against improvements.

I don't think I'm God's gift to downtown, but I am in the 18-35 demographic that EVERYONE wants. Doesn't matter what it is, it's what everyone wants.

What demographic do you refer to? Because I or any number of other here could make the same statement, that we're who post-industrial Hamilton is trying to attract.

See above. Your link was a lot of fluff. I could've written a "what is city planning?" thing that's on par with that.

And, although I too left Hamilton to live in Burlington on a quiet two way street with bike lanes, humbly, I'm trying to visit the Hammer for Farmer's Market and other downtown stores I have grown to like, and even continue getting haircuts from the nice lady that's been cutting my hair for 10 years. Only to find unnavigable construction blockages, and articles in the spec that you guys want to take my e-bike away from me. Responsible productive professionals, who contribute yet live with a small footprint, are becoming collateral damage.

Gee, that's too bad. You can always move back where you can rely on buses or maybe, if you're lucky, LRT. It's great you have someone who's cut your hair for a decade, that touches my heart. Maybe we can get Paul Wilson to write a piece on you two. I also am fully for getting rid of e-bikes, unless you plan on getting licensed, since e-bikes are constantly not obeying streetlights, stop signs, going on and off of sidewalks, cutting people off, etc.

My family is responsible professionals too. We live in a small footprint - my spouse takes transit or carpools daily, I carpool daily, we only own one vehicle, were living in a condo downtown, but we're collateral damage to special interest groups, bickering, and infighting.

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