Comment 107294

By jason (registered) | Posted December 21, 2014 at 11:25:42

A great read once again for those who read it back in early 2013, or those who have never read it:

Our Rapid Ready report.
Amazing to see we have sitting councillors opposed to virtually everything in this report:

  • transit lanes
  • transit signals
  • complete streets
  • safe cycling network
  • multi-modal transpo options
  • proper urban development

Great strong language used at times as well to warn the city about what will happen if we continue to grow our population, but not make other modes of transport attractive, safe and convenient. Yet, we have heard from councillors already this term who only want driving to be the convenient, safe, attractive way to get around Hamilton. So wish we had term limits.

Also, a great stat in this report: Hamiltonians spend $680 million per year on gas for their cars. Council has zero vision to see the massive economic potential if even 1/6th of that total was able to be redirected elsewhere into the economy.

It's a shame that there aren't basic requirements for a so-called public service job, such as understanding and cooperating with the city's own planning documents and goals.

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