Comment 52651

By adrian (registered) | Posted December 04, 2010 at 06:46:25

Ryan, I'm not trolling here.

"I'm not trolling...blah blah blah...I disagree with the way you write...blah blah have ulterior motives...blah blah blah...I can't help but wonder if this is about making things worse for drivers..."

It doesn't matter what Ryan writes, you'll disagree with it, and when you do so, you'll also impugn his motives and take issue with the "way" he writes. There's a word for that kind of behaviour.

In any case, since Paris and Amsterdam are apparently your preferred cities as models for Hamilton, I'll tell you what. We'll retain the one-way streets in Hamilton in exchange for all of the other stuff in Paris and Amsterdam that makes them great cities:

  • dense networks of dedicated bicycle paths
  • subways
  • light rail transit
  • mandated street wall architecture (no strip malls, no big boxes)
  • green spaces
  • elimination of surface parking lots in favour of underground parking and reduced parking overall
  • reduction in overall road size and expansion of sidewalks
  • multi-use sidewalks supporting patios and cafes
  • car-free areas

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