Comment 104994

By jeffzuk (registered) | Posted September 30, 2014 at 11:10:49

The justification was a desire not to confuse Hamilton motorists who are not used to stopping for pedestrians or at "unexpected" red lights.

According to the previous piece, part of the justification Public Works used was pedestrian safety, which I take on its face. The issue, as you argue, is it's clearly not enough and not part of a holistic approach to making our streets safer.

It's ironic and a bit absurd that the city is claiming safety concerns to not do something, yet the idea of doing something for safety concerns is antithetical.

I see people all the time – seniors, kids, parents with strollers - darting across city streets with drivers going well above posted speed limits (without a cop anywhere to be found) because there aren't enough crosswalks or other traffic-calming measures. Unsafe.

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