Comment 52656

By jason (registered) | Posted December 04, 2010 at 08:43:00

my reason for reprinting the above comment is to inject some semblance of logic and common sense into the Main/Cannon discussion. For the life of me I can't figure out why people like being forced to drive in circles and only have 1 option when you can have 2.

Look at James and John now. When there is an accident on one, you can jump to the other. Next time your stuck behind a jack-knifed transport truck on Cannon, take a look at how empty and high speed Main is a few blocks south. Normal alignment would allow travel in both ways on both streets and give us more options, not less.
Furthermore, as I said, it would make transit more user friendly and easy to follow instead of having to walk between King and Main or Cannon and Wilson for the same bus.

Councillors are getting involved in this process as we speak, and the second I hear complaining from Ferguson or one of the other suburban councillors I'm going to revive the "one-way campaign" that Ryan successfully used a couple of years ago. As another poster mentioned, if one-ways are so desirable and so cache, let's plaster the Mountain and downtown Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek with them.

One final point, since construction and 2-way conversion have happened on York I've noticed a HUGE dropoff in the number of transport trucks coming eastbound on York from the 403. Perhaps they finally discovered our fabulous ring highways and are using the QEW to access the NE part of the city. I'm willing to bet that the Chamber of Commerce and trucking companies have bent the ear of staff behind the scenes and complained that we're actually trying to revitalize our downtown, making it more difficult for trucks to use a shortcut. As we all know, this is a good thing and we need to push for more conversions. Downtown is for a lot of things. High speed, short-cutting transport trucks should NEVER be one of them.

Comment edited by jason on 2010-12-04 07:46:21

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