Comment 52807

By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted December 08, 2010 at 08:54:09

Ryan - If Hamilton were the only city with these problems then I would believe everything you say. However many cities that did not convert to one way streets have gone through exactly the same problems so how can it be the fault of one way streets. I have said this time and again 40 years ago the core was thriving, with one way streets. If the one way streets were so damaging there would have been an immediate negative affect on the core but instead it continued to thrive for some years and went into decline at the same time as virtually every similar city in North America. There simply is no cause and affect between the conversion to one way streets and the decline of the core. Even now the conversion of James St. to two way traffic is touted as the cause of its rejuvenation and yet that is not apparent on John St. a few meters away which was converted at the same time.

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