Comment 76112

By jason (registered) | Posted April 21, 2012 at 17:10:46

This area of King/Main/Dundurn might be Hamilton's wackiest spot for competing design interests. It's a very dense, walkable neighbourhood which means there are gobs of pedestrians, transit users and cyclists all trying to navigate this Upper James-esque road/sidewalk cross section that was rammed through the neighbourhood decades ago. I'm guessing there is nowhere else in Hamilton where a purely suburban road/sidewalk network is used with so many pedestrians,cyclists and transit riders. Imagine the life that could be brought back to this corridor with a proper urban design framework that fits the age and density of the neighoburhood? Suddenly the run-down buildings on King sitting there could be brimming with business, apartments/condos and street life, patios, cafes etc.... too bad the Chamber of Commerce is opposed to this sort of vibrant business district being created in Hamilton.

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