Comment 94331

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted November 06, 2013 at 11:15:41 in reply to Comment 94315

I'm not telling you to leave. I'm telling you that it is your choice how far you drive daily and what route you take. I used to drive from Hamilton to York Mills daily. Then I took a pay cut for a job in Oakville. Then I took another pay cut for a job in Hamilton. The whole time, I also had the option to change where I lived. I also had the option to take transit, GO, etc. And to Oakville I even rode my bike when the weather was good.

You don't have to move. You don't have to change jobs. You don't have to take transit. But you can't blame anyone else for your commute. Your own decisions brought you here.

As far as your claim of Hamilton's "plan", I'd like to know where you read that. One way streets are the leftovers of a previous plan. We actually have a huge list of two way conversions in the official plan - we are just slow to implement them, I can't find anything about fast moving cars in vision 2020:

VISION 2020 is based on four main principles:

  • Fulfillment of human needs for peace, clean air and water, food, shelter, education, arts, culture, and useful and satisfying employment;

  • Maintenance of ecological integrity through careful stewardship, rehabilitation, reduction in wastes and protection of diverse and important natural species and systems;

  • Provision for self-determination through public involvement in the definition and development of local solutions to environmental and development problems; and,

  • Achievement of equity with the fairest possible sharing of limited resources among contemporaries and between our generation and that of our descendants.

http://www.hamilton.ca/ProjectsInitiativ...

Comment edited by seancb on 2013-11-06 11:16:03

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