Comment 6294

By Yessir (anonymous) | Posted April 10, 2007 at 16:38:09

Yes, I've often thought this when driving on Mohawk Road West. Apartments, many housing seniors on one side of the road, a strip mall with the banks and grocery store that apartment residents could use on the other side of 4 lanes, and a pretty long walk to the traffic light at the corner, especially for a senior in Jannuary. This is a case of bad civic planning, and a source of potential accidents.

A similar situation exists with Villa Kiev seniors' housing at Limeridge Mall. Good to be close to the conveniences, but most of those conveniences are 4 lanes of traffic and a big parking lot away.

You are right to question the city's attempts to create in-city expressways from multi-use roads, such as Burlington St., Main St. and the two central mountain accesses. But these also become sources of city revenue, allowing police to hand out speeding tickets instead of designing roads to slow and stop for pedestrians and cyclists.

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