Comment 89964

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted July 05, 2013 at 13:33:08

Holy crap, they're really doing it that way. They're sistering the bridge... when I suggested that in a previous thread, I was joking. They're really adding a second bridge next to the existing Longwood bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. On the one hand, I'm happy to see that cycle track and wide sidewalk, but on the other hand OMGWTFBBQ... this is an enormous construction project just to keep Longwood humming along at highway speeds.

So Longwood is a highway. I'm pretty sure this isn't what MIP had in mind. I'm sure Hamilton Police Services will be happy to be keeping their highway-with-city-speed limits speed trap.

I notice there's a small gap between the sidewalk and the roadway... not wide enough for a grassy boulevard, probably just the usual two-foot strip of bare asphalt separating the Longwood highway from pedestrians. Lovely. If they're going to make this, then they should accept it for what it is - a highway. Put up those eyesore Jersey barriers like they have over on the 403/King Street bridge and let the speed limit hit 70kph. Stop pretending it's anything but a highway. I wonder how McMaster would like that?

This looks less and less like an "innovation park" then it looks like those little one-story office-parks along North Service Road.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2013-07-05 13:35:22

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