Comment 2279

By Martin Z (registered) - website | Posted November 23, 2006 at 10:30:26

As I posted on a similar article, I have to disagree. People who talk about how wonderful Toronto's two-way downtown is neglect to remember the existence of the Gardiner, and the subways. Hamilton has neither... begging the question: now that we have this wonderful two-way, liveable downtown, how do I get into and out of it? Remember that the city buses rely on the same roads as the reviled cars. Two way traffic is much slower than one way traffic, especially if you'd like to be able to turn left.

I agree we need better cycle access to downtown - going up Main or Aberdeen is terrifying as it stands, and other routes involve navigating a maze of residential roads. But perhaps the answer is, rather than slowing down every car on the street, to simply add a one-way bike lane on the right-hand-side of king and main?

If you think bus service is bad now, imagine it trapped in stop-and-go traffic.

Plus, remember that there are people who do _need_ to get through downtown, to go up and down the mountain. The 403 mountain access is full at rush hour, and so the accesses at Queen and James need to be accessible to pick up the slack.

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