I noticed this evening that the bike lanes have been painted on Dundurn St. S., between Aberdeen Ave. and Main St. It was encouraging to see this project go ahead despite the vocal opposition of a handful of business owners more concerned about losing a few parking spots - business owners worldwide have a single-minded obsession with parking - than gaining a more balanced, livable neighbourhood.
Dundurn is a street with plenty of (wait for it) potential, just crying out for revitalization. I'm not going to pretend that bike lanes will magically turn the street around, but they are an important part of a more comprehensive strategy that leverages the developing Innovation Park system and connects to the planned Rail Trail into West Hamilton.
Now if only someone would buy and redevelop 220 Dundurn St. S...
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