Comment 92401

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted September 20, 2013 at 19:19:22 in reply to Comment 92399

I think the recommendation is that if you are not going to a destination in the core and you don't want to drive slowly, then don't drive through the core. And if you want to just get in and out fast, probably living in a city centre isn't a good lifestyle choice.

People go to the downtowns of cities because they have destinations worth visiting. And density and walkability is part of what makes them interesting. The 'bad' traffic of Paris, London, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver etc are a result of their success, and (by definition) there are still plenty of people who are not scared off by the traffic. Not everyone likes cities, but don't insist the downtown of a city like Hamilton with a population of half a million should be drive like a suburb. Driving like a suburb means it can't be productive and dynamic like a city.

For example, if you want to get from the 403 to the QEW to get to Niagara, take the Linc and RHVP or QEW through Burlington. As has been pointed out already, Google shows these routes to be the same time as driving through the core even with the current de facto expressways.

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