Comment 76851

By Avant-Hier (anonymous) | Posted May 13, 2012 at 07:56:02 in reply to Comment 76848

Of course, the report weights walkability success around the analysis from WalkScore, whose algorithms has no way of evaluating or grading street design.

Unfortunate that small business patterns as well as general population patterns are left out of this walkability/transit analysis.

I'm encouraged by this news, though it should be remembered that the Chamber is basically finally geting around to endorsing the philosophy that the city put forward in 2002's Downtown Secondary and 2003's Downtown Mobility Streets Master Plans.

Here's the HCoC/CCS report, BTW:

http://www.hamiltonchamber.ca/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=986&Itemid=96

IMHO, the transit scoring findings are far more revealing than the WalkScore findings, which were barely news at last year's summit.

Unfortunate that small business patterns as well as general population patterns are left out of this walkability/transit analysis. If you're looking to spur investment and drive policy, you think you'd want to demonstrate that the benefits extend beyond one of six economic sectors.

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