Comment 40685

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted May 14, 2010 at 17:26:06

Two things that stand out for me from the velodrome article:

"The NCCH feels that by locating the velodrome in an alternative location that the issue of adequate parking for the stadium can be resolved." [...] The 2.4 hectares the velodrome would occupy could produce between 600 and 750 parking spots.

A major positive of the west harbour location is NOT CREATING MORE SURFACE PARKING!

"We're looking at a holistic plan for Hamilton's part in the Pan Ams," Iler pointed out.

I don't think Iler gets it - how is separating the 2 facilities, to create more surface parking at BOTH spots "holistic" in a city which already has a major problem concerning too much surface parking, and too much car-centric planning?

The second:

would be safer to access for cyclists

I'm not sure how Olympic Park is safer to access for cyclists - it's totally dependent upon where the cyclists are coming from. But I do know that that street is absolutely not cyclist friendly as it stands now.

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