Comment 76993

By Jay Robb (anonymous) | Posted May 16, 2012 at 14:01:18

According to he U.S. Department of Transportation, swapping out one kilometre of one way for two way can be had for as little as $12,400 — about the cost of a bus shelter.

Would be good to know what a one kilometre conversion will cost Hamilton taxpayers.

If it's the same cost, why not go ahead and give it a shot.

Not sure we should pin all our hopes for economic development & job creation on converting to two-way streets downtown. Is it the key driver or is it cheap rents, tax incentives, responsible landlords and less bureaucratic red tape?

Two-way streets haven't exactly done wonders for Ottawa Street. And one-way streets haven't exactly hurt NYC.

Having lived in Hamilton for 17 years, I've found that if there's somewhere worth going to, it has never mattered whether I got there by a one-way or two-way streets.

To borrow a line from "For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong." Don't think street conversions is wrong -- just not sure it's the cure-all or catalyst for the core.

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