Comment 57430

By jason (registered) | Posted January 21, 2011 at 23:31:34

mike sak, I'm glad you mentioned Buffalo's experience. I've been consistent all along here in Hamilton that we need to maintain street parking for vehicles along the LRT line, which is why we've gone with this one-way plan on King and a small portion of Main. The interntional village will have cars allowed both ways, and will have full street parking on both sides through the entire stretch, other than the tiny block from Walnut to Mary. See map below:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&sourc...

Cars will be allowed on King the entire route, other than that one short block. This won't be a situation at all like Buffalo's. There is street parking on both Walnut and Mary as well as King William, and as I mentioned, King. There was talk months ago of having no cars in International Village, but that plan was scrapped for the reasons you've mentioned.

The new plan has room for street parking on almost the entire LRT route from downtown all the way back to the Queenston traffic circle. Great for business, for ped friendly sidewalks, traffic calming and LRT customers.

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