Comment 103980

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted August 15, 2014 at 08:04:26 in reply to Comment 103968

Here's Lloyd Ferguson and Terry Whitehead on making lower city streets safer:

A transportation management plan for the neighbourhood at the west end of the core suggests squeezing parts of Main Street for wider sidewalks and York Boulevard for separated bike lanes. If light rail or bus-only lanes fail on King Street, the report suggests killing a lane in favour of parking.

The proposal steamed Councillor Lloyd Ferguson, who suggested squeezing traffic on major east-west arteries will hurt commuters all over the city.

"Why do you want to put public safety at risk?" he asked. "These are arterial roads. They serve the entire city, not just one neighbourhood."

"What you're suggesting is contrary to the interest of the broader community," added Councillor Terry Whitehead, who argued the neighbourhood plan ignores the needs of the tens of thousands of Mountain residents who travel daily into the lower city.


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