Comment 78047

By stopitman (anonymous) | Posted June 06, 2012 at 19:12:06 in reply to Comment 77870

It's 7 lanes (3 each way through traffic) at the QEW/403 for a couple of reasons:

1) Lots of interchange traffic for a short period of time at the highway, &
2) It's a regional road at that point, not a city road.

2 is the most important because traffic "engineers" for the region (and every region) are massive morons who think they're the present day Robert Moses. Unfortunately, regional roads always operate as highways, and considering the joke that is Halton Public Works, I seriously doubt you won't see much change. North of the QEW, as in most suburban places, Hamilton included, the arterials don't have much of anything fronting on the roads.

All this being said - Burlington is starting its new Official Plan very soon and it'll be the first post-growout OP it's ever done. I'd suggest anyone interested in urbanism and denser, mixed used communities show up for the meetings as they discuss ways to build upwards instead of outwards. Hopefully they don't decide to keep the suburban form with mid/highrises, but take a more urban form in their zoning and bylaws.

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