Comment 52933

By jasonaallen (registered) - website | Posted December 10, 2010 at 08:59:57

I'm also a Locke/King resident (two RTH Jasons within a few blocks of each other - who knew?), and we are actually thinking of moving back to Kirkendall next year so our eldest son will be able to walk to school in either grade two or three. Normally, I would have no problem with him walking that distance to school in a couple of years, I really have very little concern about the modern bogyemen of 'child predators' lurking in every bush. My kids are streetproofed and sensible, so a 1.2 km walk should be no big deal. Hamilton drivers though? They scare the bejeezus out of me.

The fact is that in order to get there he'd have to cross King and Main - and cross at least one of them at Dundurn, and that makes a 1.2 km stroll more like running a gauntlet. We are now at the point where if we want to promote a healthy walkable lifestyle for our kids, we need to move roughly 6 blocks in order to ensure their safety.

Incidentally, has anybody seen the sign up outside of Mixed Media? And does anyone know where I could get a couple of copies to put up along King at Victoria Park?

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