Comment 36983

By jason (registered) | Posted January 12, 2010 at 10:32:53

I found out from Brian McHattie's office that no houses will be demolished for this parking lot. It will be behind one of the commercial buildings on Locke (obviously he can't say which building due to negotiations) and will not be at the streetscape.

In other words, the streetscape and density won't change on Locke or any of it's side streets to accommodate this parking lot.

Of course, the fact that we have no N/S transit routes in Hamilton doesn't help our cause. Someone who lives at Dundurn and York and is elderly or has a pile of kids would need to take the #8 bus downtown and transfer to the #7 just to take a bus to Locke St or Dundurn St. It's amazing that neighbourhoods like this in the heart of the city still have such poor transit options.

To make matters worse, there are no bike lanes connecting the north and south sides of King St and crossing King and Main as an elderly person or with small children is a life-risking feat that most people simply won't do.

Pretty bad when we have such an unbalanced transportation system even in one of the oldest and most densely populated areas of the city.

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