Comment 116997

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted March 14, 2016 at 09:43:15 in reply to Comment 116988

I have emailed Terry personally in the past (as early as 2008).

His personal replies are civil and polite in tone, but the attitude is the same: the changes lower city residents request for safer and more liveable streets (as expressed through their neighbourhood associations and councillors) cannot be considered because they might impact travel times for commuters (especially from the Mountain). His reasoning changes, but the result is the same: a steadfast opposition to complete streets, especially downtown.

He dismisses all evidence that these changes would be beneficial to the city as a whole, as well as the residents concerned, and fails to be moved by the stream of experts who have told Hamilton to start making these changes. He doesn't care how many residents write to him supporting the changes or whether they are supported by staff (e.g. bus lane).

He also doesn't really care about the various policies that Hamilton has adopted (and he voted for) like the TMP 2007, the pedestrian charter, or the pedestrian mobility plan that all engage Hamilton in improving conditions for pedestrians and facilitating a modal shift away from driving and towards other ways of getting around.

He just doesn't accept any arguments or evidence to the contrary.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-03-14 09:44:34

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