Comment 78243

By Kiely (registered) | Posted June 09, 2012 at 11:34:25

I think we have to look at two distinct features of a street: traffic flow and street design, we have a tendency to lump these two things together. I have been to a lot of large cities in many different countries and I think this article is trying to make a point that I have observed to be true.

Good street design can make up for the amount and direction of traffic flow on a street but changing the direction or amount of flow on a street cannot make up for poor street design. What we have in Hamilton is more than a traffic flow problem, it is a street design problem. Main St. is a hideous street regardless of what way traffic flows. Barton is two-way, it sucks too.

This city needs more than just the painting of new lines we saw on York. I think Adrian Duyzer's article from a few days back is an indication of where we need to go. We need bold ideas in this city, not tepid half-measures.

Comment edited by Kiely on 2012-06-09 11:35:12

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