Comment 76989

By brundlefly (registered) - website | Posted May 16, 2012 at 12:55:46

Since moving here in November of 2009, I would estimate I've seen about 25 or more accidents on either King or Main. I have seen bikes cut off and rammed into curbs. I've seen pedestrians diving to escape collisions in intersections where they had the right of way, but some driver was poorly gaming the light changes.

I've seen a kid hit by a car travelling over 60kph.

Getting across town in 5-10 minutes isn't a right you get when you drive on our streets. It was a privilege bestowed upon factory workers many decades ago, getting them to and from work efficiently... it's time has long since past, and throw in an extra 200,000 cars now on our roads, it's abused and absurd.

The local drivers I hear sound like sputtering spoiled kids talking about one-ways as their right. "I would move out of downtown if they changed this." Well sorry, but don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. We, the city need this.

Burlington Street is less than 10 blocks away, and sure it needs a facelift ( ahem paging city hall ) but there isn't a faster way to get in or out or around the city.

I also don't see any kids riding their tricycles into the traffic down there.

The state of business on Main and King is absolutely shameful, and all at the expense of people needing to go from Big Box store East to Big Box store West. Enough.

Businesses in this town are already at a huge disadvantage to the umpteen Mega Malls that only cater to cars that already litter our suburban outskirts.

We simply can't wait on this one.

Comment edited by brundlefly on 2012-05-16 12:57:24

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