Comment 113273

By jason (registered) | Posted August 04, 2015 at 18:27:40 in reply to Comment 113270

yes. Having lived in Portland, OR; and visited Vancouver BC, Boston, Montreal etc... I've long been clear on here that I don't hate one-ways outright. I hate the freeway versions we have.
Wilson St east of James is barely better than it used to be. It allows 2-way movement, which is nice, but it's still not pleasant to walk or cycle on. It could be simply by removing the useless centre turning lanes and putting bike lanes in both directions. This could be done tomorrow. Interestingly, there are NO left turn lanes at the busiest intersection: Victoria. Yet there are at John and Hughson of all streets where few people turn left.

Hamilton is small enough that large one-ways just aren't necessary. We don't have the traffic issues that warrant them. More importantly, we need to calm ALL major streets and develop complete streets, whether one-way or two-way.

One way streets can work just fine when designed properly:

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