Comment 93026

By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted October 08, 2013 at 14:25:19 in reply to Comment 93020

I think what is really troubling for those of us that get the complete streets arguments is just feeling that we are being told to temper our voices because 'it has to be an inclusive process', and 'we need a balanced solution'. The current situation is already way out of balance in favour of only those who care about ease of access, to the detriment of those who care about other aspects of urban form (e.g. walkability, cycle-ability, urban density, desirability for retail and other commercial use) which are empirically known to be more important (if you don't believe me, look at any other city and see for yourself how what you call access is not even close to the #1 priority). The complete streets side already knows that we need a balanced solution - that is precisely what we are asking for. We need people like you to explain to citizens who don't see any value in downtown intensification why they need to compromise, for the good of the rest of the city. In other are talking to the wrong crowd. Complete streets is the balanced approach.

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