Comment 94349

By Chasball (anonymous) | Posted November 06, 2013 at 12:34:16 in reply to Comment 94346

I have lived in this City for almost 60 years. It is not a minute to go down Cannon and that misses the point (aside form the fact that they are now going to eliminate lanes on Cannon as well as they have done on Barton after closing the Cumberland/Delaware options). When I went to Mac in the 70's, I used to brag about how efficient our road system was. Then they built Limeridge and the Meadowlands and our downtown disappeared. And now they are purposely reducing traffic flow.

People who drive down Main Street West to the downtown are coming from West Hamilton, Burlington, Ancaster and Dundas. They bought their homes believing that they could get to work in 15 or 20 minutes. If you eliminate the lanes that permit them to do that by making Main 2 way and reducing King to an LRT, which is really what all of this is about, you are making dramatic changes to the City.

Ideally, there should be no trucks on Main Street except for deliveries. But we have a commuter City and the width and size of the road needs to accommodate rush hour. If these two main streets are to be reduced to boulevards, a good solution to get people into and out of the downtown core from the west has to be created. What is that solution?

A wag told me that he thinks the creation of the traffic problem is a way of getting a subway. Maybe as a way of getting an LRT he is correct. I hope not.

Maybe a tunnel?

We just spent millions rebuilding the 403 ramps at King. What are we doing?

Might all be moot anyway because it is becoming increasingly unlikely that the Province will ante up the money for the LRT. Which is why I am so circumspect about the "experiments" underway.

BTW, I don't know who the troll is, but if a troll is someone who disagrees with the moderator, maybe that is me.

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