Comment 113392

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted August 11, 2015 at 15:06:18 in reply to Comment 113391

And the outrage against Calgary's new bike paths gradually went down, too, once they arrived and more locals accepted them:

Remember the early controversy over the Peace Bridge? Politicians sneering over the use of a “superstar architect” from Spain? Pundits mocking the idea that such a bridge would ever be a tourist attraction?

With locals and tourists alike flocking to the bridge in droves just to take selfies on the damn thing, those criticisms seem laughably feeble in retrospect.

Now we’re already seeing a similar evaporation of outrage regarding the downtown cycle tracks.

We are all in the midst of a big process for Hamilton too, and we can't afford another aborted-revitalization mess of yesteryear, of disconnected paths, bankrupt Eaton, incomplete Barton revitalizations of the past, lack of transit, half-hearted People Friendly districts, blocking of very reasonable developments, businesses having difficulty opening, etc.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-08-11 15:42:12

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