By Ryan McGreal
Published June 01, 2012
Take a look at Brant Street in Burlington. It's a major north-south corridor that connects the Waterfront to the QEW and it's an astounding seven lanes wide just south of the highway.
And yet as you head south into the urban part of the street, it narrows to just one lane in each direction with street trees, bumpouts and curbside parking.
I've dinged Brant Street for its passive-aggressive crosswalks, but there's no denying the city got a lot of things right.
How is it that Burlington is doing a better job of creating walkable urban streets than Hamilton, its neighbouring city of over half a million residents with a 150-year-old downtown?
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