Comment 2319

By jason (registered) | Posted November 24, 2006 at 12:04:58

I was in Boston recently and rode out to some of their 'streetcar suburbs' near Harvard. I was amazed. They are almost identically planned as Westdale. Of course, being Hamilton, we have since torn up the tracks and replaced the streetcars with parking lots in the middle of the old village centre. Westedale was a proper streetcar suburb like many others. And still functions well today, even with high transit ridership despite the clear shift to a car-centred focus in the city. Boston's 'Westdale' style neighbourhoods were amazing...many more people, cyclists and of course transit users due to the quick streetcar ride from downtown.

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