Comment 63232

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted May 09, 2011 at 09:21:49

It's worth noting that the area mentioned here is very poor. In fact, a very good chunk of the lower city east of James is. And while I totally agree that the traffic situation really isn't helping, it also isn't happening in isolation. Look at Barton - two way, calmed traffic, lots of crosswalks - but more often than not storefronts are boarded or curtained. If we don't address poverty, we can pretty much abandon any hope of revitalizing anything but small islands of this area.

First though, we have to ask ourselves - what constitutes an actual sign of "neglect", and what's simply a common aesthetic of working-class areas?

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