Comment 92407

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted September 20, 2013 at 22:51:08 in reply to Comment 92396

I wonder how much of this is the direct outcome of the departure of Hart Solomon. As much as we grouse here on RTH, we've seen some tremendous forward movement in the past year or two, at least here in Ward 1. Bump outs and bike lanes and crossings appearing at a pace that, while still slow compared to the speed of blog, is an incredible shift from their previous immovability. Even Dundurn, a route that was previously thought to be completely non-negotiable has received bike lanes.

On the other hand, maybe it's simply the better organizing from the urbanists in the past few years. Maybe it's the internet as a whole, maybe it's RTH itself, maybe it's crawl, maybe it's just the stadium thing forced people to wake up and start looking at city hall. Either way, I think city hall is hearing a much larger group of voices trying to help downtown.

While it's important to keep the pressure on and to expect the best for Hamilton, I think we do have to recognize the fact that city staff have done some great things for this city lately.

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