Comment 52799

By realfreeenterpriser (registered) | Posted December 07, 2010 at 22:36:19

"These are industrial strength trucks carrying industrial strength loads. Tandem trailers, etc. I actually called out to a driver once to ask where he was heading... answer? "Windsor!""

And your point would be? What on earth does where he was heading have to do with this debate. Why didn't you ask where was he coming from?

"But even if a truck originates in the east end industrial areas, they should be taking the highways out. RHVP->Linc->403 or QEW->Toronto." Would that be the RHVP that was such a bad idea?

Exactly where does the "east end industrial area begin? It's my observation that a significant number of the large trucks on Main, King West and Cannon are servicing the petroleum depots or the vegetable oil plant at Burlington and Victoria. How do those trucks get to and from London or Guelph for example. The "it's just as fast to go around" argument doesn't hold here because they're already in the middle of the city.

I'm a proponent of LRT, two way streets and opposed Red Hill but I believe that bending a little by completing the ring on the SOUTH side of the bay by connecting Burlington Street with either York or the 403 along the CN corridor would allow us to completely eliminate truck routes and one-way streets anywhere in the lower city AND have a west harbour stadium.

If, on the other hand, you believe "we absolutely do not need to build a highway across the North end, the highways we have are perfectly functional" then get used to what we have.

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