Comment 40152

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted April 26, 2010 at 11:27:27

The problem is that, even with King/Main corridor providing a highway through the city, the red hill/QEW-403/Linc ring is hopelessly snarled. The GTA has an embarrassing traffic problem similar to much larger cities like NYC and LA. We get crap traffic because we're stuck trying to serve commuters and trucks bound for the Mississauga sprawl that can't be served by any other means. Hamilton's much-vaunted "ring road" is useless to Hamilton drivers.

The King/Main corridor is a sad necessity, but until the rest of the 905 gets their traffic problem together it's going to be just that - a necessity.

I agree that there is no good reason for Queen street or Herkimer or dozens of other residential routes to be one-way... but I still think the East-West corridor through the city needs to be preserved.

Plus, we want to get light rail and bike-lanes added to those roads. That takes up space, lanes that might not be able to spare on a 2-lane road (but on the current one-lane road they are arguably free).

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