Comment 92246

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted September 17, 2013 at 13:49:17

Why do the local media and city officials constantly engage in straw man arguments to discredit sensible, proven urban planning principles?

On heritage, we had the Spec editorial warning "we can't save everything" implying that heritage advocates want every single building restored to original condition, when the reality is that the City hadn't designated (i.e. saved) a single building in five years.

Now on parking we have Ted Arnold, the City's parking manager telling CBC News "“To have a vibrant area, you need parking. Not 100 per cent of the people headed to the core will walk, or take a bus or ride a bike.”

As if the risk was that downtown Hamilton would soon have no cars at all, whereas in fact in Hamilton less than 10% of Hamiltonians commute by transit (far lower that Oakville, Ottawa or Toronto) and an even smaller number walking or cycling. With over 80% of commuters driving, why would the parking manager talk as if we must provide more parking downtown or there will soon be no people at all driving!

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2013-09-17 13:50:20

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