Comment 115985

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted January 11, 2016 at 09:31:53 in reply to Comment 115969

Still missing the point.

Jim, here's a history lesson for you, Hamilton, 1950s, before the 1-way conversion.

The road was calmer back then, and the sidewalk was wider. And much more people milling about, which could happen again after 10 years of a residential boom downtown.

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Alas, this is when they converted to trolleybus after they stopped maintaining the streetcar tracks, and creeping towards automobile priority (e.g. track removal after poorly maintaining the tracks, going 1-way, speeding up the road, etc.) and the downtown gradually started getting hollowed out over the next few decades long before the industry downturn completed kicking it already on the ground. Now we're only slowly returning from that abyss, in part thanks to James St N but we still have many years/decades of revitalization ahead, which are also in parallel to the LRT.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2016-01-11 09:40:47

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