Comment 52804

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted December 08, 2010 at 08:06:56

If we were to convert Cannon and Main to two way, and traffic was calmed to a human scale more appropriate for neighbourhoods, then some trucks would of course still use them, especially if they ahve business to do within spitting distance of these routes. Perhaps it would still be faster/more convenient for trucks coming from as close to downtown as Burlington and Victoria.

I'm not going to get into an argument about where the east end industrial areas "begin".

My point still stands: if the route through downtown was less convenient for through traffic, then fewer trucks (and other vehicles) would use them as a short cut. I never said that we could eliminate every truck from these streets.

Unfortunately, I don't think we have the geography to support a highway through the north end and besides that I do not think it is an appropriate use of public money. It would cost way too much for the benefit of way too few.

If slowing the traffic through Hamilton adds 20 minutes to a truck driver's trip to Guelph, so be it.

Why is it more appropriate for an entire downtown population to suffer for the convenience of the drivers, shipping companies and factories who want to cut through it?

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