Comment 30625

By Frank (registered) | Posted April 30, 2009 at 09:40:14

Jason, you have to do both at the same time. If you get rid of the freeways and don't have destinations for people to go to, the freeway addicts will simply say "See, it doesn't work. No one's going there anyway" and just convert it back to a freeway. If you build destinations and don't change the highway at the same time, no one will visit the destinations because it's impossible or life risking to do so and the freeway addicts will once again say "See, it doesn't work. No one's going there anyway."

To me that's the whole idea of planning...you plan and then implement. It's quite possible to slow down traffic through the core and improve pedestrian and cyclist movement and at the same time maintain or lower the number of cars travelling through the core. That's how I'd like to interpret the above. Of course, in the outlying areas the lights are poorly timed and aren't vehicle or pedestrian sensitive which is what my comment about advanced left turns is for. There are a number of lights in Stoney Creek that have long advanced greens when no one's even in the lane....

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